The quacksalver’s tall tale


THREE WISE QUACKERS—The inseparable duck trio on Seminole Lake in rural Agoura that recently took a small stray duck under their wing.
The wonderful real estate agent who found my home for me was uncommonly blunt—and a creative thinker.
“Honey, there seems to be a . . . watery ditch of some sort running through your backyard. You’re a gardener, right? How about trying some . . . aquatic plants?”
Part of my new backyard turned out to be the wall of the earthen dam co...

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