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, February 25, 2010

A visit from sheep

We had the lovely surprise of a visit from a small flock of six sheep this afternoon. They came along the shore into the lower orchard, then walked up the path to the house.
The Major and another ram had a brief tussle over rights to the spilled bird seed around the bird feeder. I believe they agreed to share, actually. They head-butted and pushed each other around for a few seconds, but they didn't seem to have their hearts in it.

When I eased the side door open they ran off a little way. But then they thought better of their flight, and turned to take a stand. Bird seed is probably not beneath their dignity this time of year. It was terrific to see them again.

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