In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Jerusalem Farm

Here's a map of the old Perry Place, still called the Hyde Place, which we named New Jerusalem Farm. If you want to know why we picked that name, you can read about it in the post from November 8, 2008.  

There are many secret places I left off the map on purpose. The elves and the deer deserve their privacy.  I did not disclose the nests of the birds or the hiding places of the snakes or the paths of the sheep.  I did not indicate exactly where the Old Fellers dwell. But none of these secret places is very hard to find, and if you search you will discover them. 

In this picture the apple trees are full of fruit and the waves are gentle and blue and the raspberries are ripe and the woodpile is mighty.  This is about as true to life as it gets here at New Jerusalem Farm, especially on the last official day of winter.

As always, you can click on the image to enlarge it.

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