Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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Location: Rural Virginia, United States

I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

A Walk in the Woods

Despite the drought, the trees on Polecat Creek Farm still look green. A few dry leaves have fallen, but summer still lingers. It's a good time for a walk in the woods.

The other day, my buddy Debi brought her pony Apache over to see how he'd do on the trail. He did fine.

Yesterday, Maggie and I walked the trails, and I cleared one that was overgrown. Maggie sniffed and ran. I snipped over-hanging branches and walked. Within an hour, we had the trail open and ready for horses.

Above, a tired and panting Maggie contemplates our—well, my—work. Below, she decides to wait for me to catch up.

I may be slow, but I eventually get where I'm going.

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Blogger CountryDew said...

Nice pictures.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Leslie Shelor said...

Looks like a perfect trail!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Goody! Another trail is opened! I sure appreciated you letting me bring Apache over to your gorgeous farm and look forward to doing it again!

6:25 AM  

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