April 30, 2016

Arranging Tulips on Facebook

Hosting Facebook chats is so much fun, especially when my guests are the young children who visited our offices for “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day”.

I hope you caught my special LIVE Facebook show on tulips, earlier this week. We broadcasted the show from one of our studio kitchens at the historic New York City Starrett-Lehigh building. I had a great time sharing my tips and tricks for cutting and arranging flowers, and answering all the wonderful questions from you, and from the children who joined me on set.

The kids learned how to select their tulips, how to cut them properly to fit a specific container, and how to preserve their blooms at home. It was a wonderful addition to the activities of the day. If you missed the show, you can still watch - just click on this link to my Facebook “Tulip” chat. Enjoy these photos.

April 29, 2016

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016

It's always so much fun when energetic and enthusiastic children visit our offices for a day of learning.

Yesterday, we observed “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” at our New York City office in the historic Starrett-Lehigh Building. It is an educational program in the United States where parents are encouraged to bring their children to the work place for one full day. This extremely popular initiative was started in 1993 by feminist and activist, Gloria Steinem, and the Ms. Foundation for Women. Originally called “Take Our Daughters To Work Day,” it was expanded to include sons in 2003. This year, we had nearly 30-children ages six to 14 years, attend our activities, which included arts and crafts, and a tour of our large facility. Enjoy these photos…

Tomorrow, I will share with you the special Facebook chat I hosted with Kevin Sharkey. I invited all the children to be my guests for a wonderful show on arranging and caring for tulips.

April 28, 2016

New Bareback Pads for My Horses

As you all know, I am an avid horseback rider, and love to go out for rides on my Friesians. An important part of riding is making sure the horse has a well-fitted saddle or pad. When this equipment doesn’t fit properly, the horse is not happy and can actually experience all sorts of physical problems. This can also be a danger for a rider
if the horse is not comfortable with something on its back. My stable manager, Betsy Perreten, is always on the lookout for the best equipment, and keeps track of my horses’ needs.

Recently, it was time to replace our Natural Ride pads. Here are some photos of what they are, how they work, and why we use them here at Cantitoe Corners.