Entries from the ‘Working’ Category

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 …

Our Debut on CNBC's Power Lunch!

Our Debut on CNBC's Power Lunch!

Posted by Francesca

…And a new relationship with Age Group Ltd. and Petsmart
As you know, Martha is always thinking of ways to make the world a better place and that includes the world of pets. Martha loves all her pets, including the cats and birds, and we all feel like very important members of her family. …

Repair dogs

Repair dogs

Posted by Sharkey

Yesterday, we heard the security guard announce that the Caterpillar repairman had arrived to service some of the farm equipment.  As you know, Francesca and I love all things mechanical, so we trotted down to the equipment barn to see if we could be of assistance.  Our pal, Steve the CAT man, was busy at …

Filming the new Japanese maple grove

Filming the new Japanese maple grove

Posted by Sharkey

Whenever there’s something important going on at the farm, you can be sure that we, Frenchies, will be right in the thick of things.  Everyone was talking about Japanese maples and a new maple grove, so we went to check it out.  Wouldn’t you know it!  We found all the action down in the shade …

A Halloween shoot at our house

A Halloween shoot at our house

Posted by Francesca

Last May, a whole bunch of people from the magazine came to photograph Martha, all decked out in her Halloween garb, down at the stables.  Sharkey and I, of course, were there to offer our assistance.  I really got into the experience, but Sharkey, not so much so.  She claims she didn’t fit in.  Oh …

Are these tools or cookies?

Are these tools or cookies?

Posted by Francesca

Ever since Martha signed that deal with The Home Depot, all she’s been talking about is tools and more tools.  Just the other day, she came home with a brand new set of really shiny tools and we Frenchies wanted to use them very badly.

The season five premiere of MARTHA

The season five premiere of MARTHA

Posted by Sharkey

Last Monday was so exciting because we made our big appearance on the first day of the fifth season of Martha’s TV show. But, we’re wondering why they keep calling the show MARTHA, when it really should be called MARTHA with Francesca and Sharkey. Perhaps it’s time for a new negotiation.

Baking a cake for Fernando

Baking a cake for Fernando

Posted by Francesca

You may recall how Sharkey and I love to bake.  When we were told that Fernando, who works at our farm, was celebrating a birthday, we decided to get busy in the kitchen.  We wanted to throw a little party to show our appreciation and what we baked for Fernando turned out really well.

A new Kawasaki!

A new Kawasaki!

Posted by F&S

The last time we were at Skylands, there were so many people because Martha was busy shooting a television segment.  Our friends at Kawasaki Corporation and Bangor Motor Sports thought it would be nice to loan us a new Kawasaki Mule to drive around the property while the TV crew was there.  You know how …

Our top secret mission revealed, dressing up for halloween

Our top secret mission revealed, dressing up for halloween

Posted by Francesca

You may recall that last June, we blogged about a photo shoot that we were a part of regarding the latest in Halloween costume couture. At that time, we were sworn to secrecy and weren’t allowed to show you the costumes that the craft department made for us. However, now that Martha’s latest …