Tag Archives: Bird

Don’t Entrust Your Ducks To Just Anyone—Beth Trissel

Years ago, I raised ducks for our farm pond–a story in itself–and then decided to take on several ducklings offered to me by a kindergarten teacher who hatched them in the classroom incubator and needed a home for the little … Continue reading

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August in the Shenandoah Valley–Country Life–Beth Trissel

Another late summer excerpt from my nonfiction book,  Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 Epic eBook finalist. Free in Amazon Kindle from August 19th through the 23rd. We’ve had many misty starts to the day this August. Haze hugs the pond, parting just enough … Continue reading

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For Duck Lovers

An excerpt from my nonfiction book about gardening and country life, Shenandoah Watercolors, available at Amazon in kindle and print with lovely images of the valley and mountains. (*A 2012 EPIC eBook Finalist) ~When the world was new and I was young, … Continue reading

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A Perfect Summer’s Day In The Garden

“It’s the longest day of the year, one to bottle and take out when November is come and the day ends at 5:00. I will tip the bottle over and pour liquid sunlight all over the gray autumnal shadows as … Continue reading

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For The Birds

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Lou Holtz Some of the cheeriest, downright euphoric, birds in this world are gold finches. And I don’t know how they’ve managed it, or … Continue reading

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April On Our Farm in the Shenandoah Valley

So far this spring is filled with remodeling our old farm-house, and gardening, when it’s not raining,  and all the small people in my life, though not as much writing as I would like.  The remodeling is at an end, for … Continue reading

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“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” ~Proverb

March is a ‘right mixy’ month, to use a country expression.  Last week’s balmy warmth was followed by snow and today is cold, cold, cold, followed by a projected warm spell and then more snow to round out this month … Continue reading

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