Entries from the ‘Working’ Category

Dog sitting for G.K.

Dog sitting for G.K.

Posted by Sharkey

Now that G.K. has come to live with us, there is very little rest for the weary.  He is most rambunctious and he is certainly curious.  Franny and I know that Martha waited a very long time for this puppy, a grandson of Paw Paw’s, and we feel a huge responsibility to keep him safe …

A good job for us

A good job for us

Posted by Sharkey

The other day, a very large crate was delivered to the farm.  Franny and I were looking for something to do when we spotted Gyurme outside.  We were so happy that he had a job for us and we especially loved that it required tools.  We, Frenchies, are very crafty, after all.

Sitting in the producers seat

Sitting in the producers seat

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I have made so many appearances on Martha’s show that we feel like we’re kind of experts on how things should be run.  We’ve seen first hand that sometimes things don’t always go according to plan.  So, whenever we are there, we like to sit in on the producers meetings and review every …

We want to be Rockettes!

We want to be Rockettes!

Posted by Francesca

The last time we went to Martha’s television studio, we met some of the Rockettes, those famous dancers from Radio City Music Hall.  They made an appearance on the show.  Sharkey and I met them backstage and they were all so lovely and friendly.  Of course, being adventurous Frenchies, our imaginations went a little crazy.

Helping the guys

Helping the guys

Posted by Francesca

If you’ve been reading Martha’s blog, then you know that the ground’s crew has been very busy burlapping practically everything in sight.
We, Frenchies, went to supervise their progress and we felt a little sorry for the guys, so we decided to chip in. We found out that sewing is really fun, so next step …

Behind the scenes of a TV shoot

Behind the scenes of a TV shoot

Posted by Francesca

Thursday was really busy at the farm.  Martha was home that day, but instead of relaxing, she was hard at work, as usual.  There were photo shoots going on for the magazine and the TV crew was there for some gardening segments.  Here are some photos from behind the scenes of the television shoot with …

Feeding the birds

Feeding the birds

Posted by Sharkey

A lot of things are changing at the farm along with the season.  For example, I discovered a long line of shiny barrels in the carport and I just had to know what they were for.  I finally got Francesca interested in having a look and of course, we wanted to get in on the …

Helping operate heavy machinery

Helping operate heavy machinery

Posted by Francesca

We heard Martha talking to Mike, the property manager, about when the tub grinder was going to arrive, and then finally, we heard that it was here.  A tub grinder is an enormous machine that grinds up branches and logs and of course, we just had to take a look.  We took the Kawasaki back …

Helping out

Helping out

Posted by Sharkey

Shaun and Wilmer are really working hard in the gardens, getting them ready for winter. Francesca and I were out chasing squirrels the other day and decided to take a break from that and help out with some of the chores. You know we’re such good workers and our help is always appreciated.

Washing the windows

Washing the windows

Posted by Francesca

The other day, we were watching Gyurme, one of the Sherpas, who works at the farm.  He was busy taking down the screens and replacing them with storm windows, but he seemed to be moving a bit slowly.  We asked if something was wrong and he told us that after eating a big lunch, he …