Entries from the ‘Working’ Category

Our Holiday Decor Is Underway!

Our Holiday Decor Is Underway!

Posted by F&S

Well, we Frenchies have barely recovered from all the Thanksgiving activity and now our house is being decorated for Christmas!  It seems that Laura Acuna, who does an amazing job with decorating, just put the Christmas ornaments away a couple of months ago!  But, no, an entire year has elapsed and it’s time to decorate …

Bath Time For Peony And Tang!

Bath Time For Peony And Tang!

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Friday was a grooming day for Empress Tang and Princess Peony, the two calico Persian cats.  Many people don’t think to give their cats a bath, but Martha has always bathed her cats regularly.  We Frenchies had nothing better to do, so we joined everyone in the basement as friendly observers.

A Good Use For Hay

A Good Use For Hay

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Winter is marching towards us and there are many projects going on around the farm, getting things ready for the harsh weather ahead.  We Frenchies heard some talk among the farm crew about a shipment of hay bales and some sort of wind barrier.  Of course, we had to get to the bottom of it!

Still Working On Hurricane Sandy Damage!

Still Working On Hurricane Sandy Damage!

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We Frenchies were patrolling the farm the other day when we came upon Arborists working in the woods.  Watching them prune trees damaged by Hurricane Sandy reminded us that there was another huge project taking place elsewhere on the farm.

Removing Holiday Decor

Removing Holiday Decor

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Whenever Martha entertains, she likes to fill the house with beautiful potted houseplants.  There are many fine choices that Ryan cares for in the greenhouse.  It’s his job to move them from the greenhouse into the main house and back again.  We Frenchies, of course, like to be involved.

Where The Honeybees Are Spending The Winter

Where The Honeybees Are Spending The Winter

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We Frenchies noticed that the beehives weren’t where they had been all summer long and we wondered where they’d been moved to.  We fired up the engine of the Kawasaki and took a little drive to see where they might be.

Transplanting Wisteria

Transplanting Wisteria

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While we were out and about on the farm yesterday, we noticed a planting project taking place.  The guys looked a little short-handed so we Frenchies offered our services to get the job done.

Cutting Back The Shade Garden

Cutting Back The Shade Garden

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Well, a cold front blew through the other day and it really feels like winter now!  We Frenchies donned our warm winter coats before venturing outdoors to see how the guys were progressing with all of their chores.  We found Fernando and Wilmer working away in the shade garden.

Sharing Donkey Sayings

Sharing Donkey Sayings

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We Frenchies came across some awesome donkey sayings and, of course, we just had to share them with our donk friends, Clive, Rufus, and Billie.  We thought they were pretty funny, but we might have touched a nerve or two.

The Burlap Project Begins!

The Burlap Project Begins!

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We Frenchies put on some warm coats and went outdoors to play and explore.  We noticed that the bamboo framework for all of the bamboo covers for boxwood and other shrubs was in the process of being constructed.  What a job!