Entries from the ‘Working’ Category

Pruning the Berry Patch

Pruning the Berry Patch

Posted by Sharkey

When you live on a farm, there are many chores to do.  Shaun, the gardener, has been really busy with his crew, getting the grounds all spruced up for spring.  Franny and I decided to explore the berry patch the other day and saw that it was really overgrown.  Berries need a good pruning every …

Dreaming of springtime

Dreaming of springtime

Posted by Sharkey

I was outdoors last week, dreaming of springtime, when I happened to see Fernando busy at work.  He was getting the pergola ready for some touch ups, before all the plants begin to grow and climb.  You may recall that I really love this pergola and all of the blooms that it supports.  Therefore, I …

Christmas Again?

Christmas Again?

Posted by Sharkey

There has been so much excitement around the house these past few days.  Wouldn’t you know it, just when it seemed that Laura Acuna finished putting away the last few Christmas decorations, out they all came again.  The reason is because a crew from the magazine is here photographing for next holiday season.  The best …

Sharkey Was a Lazy Dog

Sharkey Was a Lazy Dog

Posted by Francesca

Recently, Carlos was asked to deliver some chairs from Bedford to Kevin’s office in New York City.  Kevin needed them for a photo shoot.  You know, moving furniture is challenging and very strenuous.  So, when Carlos asked for my help, I was happy to oblige.  Sharkey saw me struggling and when I asked for a …

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 …