March 28, 2020

Visiting with My Donkeys

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on my donkeys, and I am happy to report - all five are doing very well.

Donkeys love being outside, where they can roam free and roll on the ground. And, while rolling on the ground helps to scratch their backs, it's also a natural behavior for donkeys to cover themselves in the dust, which provides great insulation and protection from extreme cold and heat. Here at my Bedford, New York farm, my donkeys, Rufus, Clive, Billie, Jude Junior, and Truman Junior, are outside during the day in a large paddock near my stable. In the afternoon, they are brought back in, where they are groomed and fed.

Here are some of the latest photos and a fun video, enjoy.


March 27, 2020

Helpful Tips and Ideas from My MarthaStewart.TV App

Our regular activities are limited, but there are plenty of spring cleaning tasks to tackle indoors - and, if you haven’t already, now is the best time to download the MarthaStewart.TV App for help.

My MarthaStewart.TV App now includes more than a thousand classic episodes - ideas, inspirations and how-to instructions for doing all those important jobs around the home. In addition to housekeeping and home-organizing tips, we’ve posted hundreds of hours of easy-to-do crafts projects, including boredom-busting ideas for children of all ages. Although large celebrations may not be possible at this time, we have lots of ideas for dyeing eggs, making greeting cards, and creating adorable and cheerful spring decorations. Plus, with April Fools' Day just around the corner, subscribers can watch a playlist of our best bloopers, funniest outtakes, and practical jokes.

Just download the App on your phone, tablet, or streaming device. You’ll find full episodes of "Martha Stewart Living", "The Martha Stewart Show", as well as one-hour holiday specials. And, sign up for a 14-day free trial of the MarthaStewart.TV App and then subscribe for 66-percent off the first six months. It's so easy to do - just click on any of the highlighted links. Enjoy these photos.


March 26, 2020

The Hellebores Around My Farm

During this time, if you can get out and enjoy nature while safely following important social-distancing guidelines, do - going outside, even for just a little while, helps reduce stress and improves the body’s natural immune system.

I am fortunate to be able to take walks around my Bedford, New York farm and see many of the season’s flowers - among them, the hellebores. Hellebores come in such an artful array of colors, markings, and formations, it’s hard not to love these fascinating perennials. I’ve had hellebores in my gardens for many years, and I find it so rewarding to have blooms that start in March, and continue through spring until the end of May - to me, hellebores are must-haves for any gardener's collection.

Here are some photos of the hellebores blooming at my farm now, enjoy.