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.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Mown Trail

In between working hay this weekend, John mowed some of the trails on Polecat Creek farm. This trail starts at the bottom and crosses a spring branch that flows into Polecat Creek.

A terrapin lurks near the branch.

Just across the branch, John comes down from the old house site. You have to look closely to see the tractor.

Now you can see him better. He's widening the trail he cut earlier. This trail parallels Polecat Creek. He heads for the creek crossing where he'll turn around.

The tree in the foreground is a black walnut.

Here's the place where the trail soon crosses the creek and goes into the woods. This section is usually swampy, but it's dry now.

On the other side of the creek, it joins the trails of the Smith Mountain Hounds and eventually comes out on the road. Here's how the trail looks if you turn around and look at where you've just walked.

Picture horses and hounds on this trail. Or maybe just me walking with a border collie.



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