Chestnut Ridge Acres (Whispering Brook Series #3) by Carrie Bender

By Carrie Bender

Joe and Arie, a tender Amish couple, movement onto Chestnut Ridge Acres, a farm close to Summerville. Joe's more youthful sister Nancy and brother Steven come from Whispering Brook Farm to assist them in the course of their first summer season. the times and nights on Chestnut Ridge are jam-packed with motion, facing farm existence and flora and fauna. this can be quantity three of the Whispering Brook sequence for a long time nine and up .

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Let's get out of here," Arie whispered. "This is awful! " And she was close to tears. Page 44 They managed to thank the lady for letting them see the house, and then quickly went out into the bright November sunshine. The lady followed them to the door, and Joe asked her, ''Is it all right if we explore the farm and fields yet? " "Oh, sure, go ahead," she answered. "Just don't bother the old man, Old Capp Griggs, who lives in the ramshackle old house by the woods just west of here. He's mighty cantankerous and crabby, and he might make trouble for you," she warned them.

Page 29 Arie nodded. "They were probably only staring at my shawl and bonnet, or your broad-brimmed hat. " Joe nudged Arie and motioned to the next seat. The rough-looking men had taken the seat across the aisle from them. Arie whispered, "I thought most teenagers had long hair nearly to their shoulders nowadays. Those guys have their heads partly shaved. " "It's a good thing they don't understand Deitsch (Pennsylvania German/Dutch)," Joe replied. "It must be a new fad. " Arie relaxed and sat looking out the window as the scenery flew by.

Joe began to laugh uproariously when he saw what else Capp had clone. " He pointed to the floor of the buggy. Old Capp had shoveled a big pile of the horse's droppings into it. Arie began to laugh, too, in spite of herself. "At least he was polite enough not to put them on the seat," she said, chuckling. " "Let's not forget to ask him if he wants some free fertilizer," Joe added. " Arie laughed at Joe's joke. But she secretly resolved somehow or other to win the poor old man over to friendship, even if it took her many a month to do it.

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