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.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


"What is that?" I asked Skipper soon after we arrived.
"Oh, it's a scaresheep," he told me."If you have one of those in your yard the sheep will be scared and not come around your house. I'll make one for you if you want."
"But I like having the sheep come around," I said. "I want them to come around more often."
"Then I could make you a sheep decoy instead," he said.

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