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Gardening and Country Life in Glorious Color!

I’ve labored away adding lovely images to Shenandoah Watercolors, my nonfiction book about life on our small family farm in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Given my love of gardening, this includes a strong focus on my gardens and love … Continue reading

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Autumn on our Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia–Beth Trissel

An excerpt from my nonfiction book about gardening and country life,  Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 EPIC eBook Award Finalist: “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, … Continue reading

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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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Gardening in August–Or Not–Beth Trissel

“Gardens are a form of autobiography.”~Sydney Eddison If, by late August, a gardener is wondering how long it will be until frost arrives and tidies up the robust weeds growing in and among everything, or if she/he is thinking of … 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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August in the Garden–Beth Trissel

I’m sharing an excerpt from my nonfiction book, Shenandoah Watercolors, a 2012 Epic eBook finalist. Free in Amazon Kindle from August 19th through the 23rd. “It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.” ~Henry … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Love Baby Bunnies and Kittens–Beth Trissel

“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” ~Cynthia E. Varnado “An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.” Carl Van Vechten “A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about … Continue reading

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People with Goats Succeed!

I saw this quote: “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” E. Nightingale–But I read goals as goats, which got me to thinking.  Would it really make all that much difference, goats, goals???  Either one gives you … Continue reading

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“You can’t help that. We’re all mad here.”- The Cheshire Cat and Our Latest Cat Tale

This past week we had a kitty scare (well, I did) after my hubby went down into the cellar–quite old, as this house was built in the 1870’s, as is clear from the earth and stonewalled dugout in the bowels … Continue reading

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A Spring Walk in the Country

Earlier this week, on a spectacular blue sky day, my daughter Elise and I went for a walk on our farm in the Shenandoah Valley.  We passed beneath the flowering cherry,  crab apples and the edible apples all in full … Continue reading

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