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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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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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My Answer to World Peace

This will come as no surprise to those of you who follow my blog, but I strongly feel and emphatically declare the world would be a far better place if everyone had a garden.  I’m convinced when people are growing … Continue reading

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“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.” ~ Jules Reynard

“Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain’t so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.” ~ Mark Twain (P. Cuthbert Wiggins, otherwise known as Percy the beloved) “Again … Continue reading

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‘Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.’ ~Regina Brett & Other Inspirational Quotes

My daughter Alison reminded me of this excellent quote yesterday:  “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.” ~Regina Brett, Author of God Never Blinks *I contemplated what image I might … Continue reading

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For the Love of Cats

This  past summer we took in an unusual barn kitty, the part Siamese offspring of a tabby mama.  A tiny runt, Pavel (pronounced Pabel) was half the size of his robust litter mates.   We’re told he was born pink … Continue reading

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I Remember When–1960’s Nostalgia

The bubble-head Barbie came out in the early 1960’s, her hair style influenced by Jacqueline Kennedy. When I was eight, I was  overjoyed to receive a red-headed one for my birthday.  Presents were simpler and fewer in those days. Most of my Barbie’s wardrobe was laboriously … Continue reading

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