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, March 19, 2011

meet your farmer!

It's exciting that our dear friends Mary Morse and Leroy d'Entremont are the current stars of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture's "Meet Your Farmer" -- a way to highlight the wide range of farming activities in Nova Scotia. Here's the link:'m very glad to see that Nova Scotia island sheep are getting the recognition they deserve, and of course the intrepid shepherds! To read everything about sheep and shepherding on McNutt's Island, go to the label "wild island sheep."
Here's a portrait Greg painted of Leroy looking for his sheep...

1 comment:

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing that coverage Anne, I likely would not have found it on my own. I believe very strongly in the cause of green and sustainable small scale farming and also on the CSA movement to add value to a farmer's products. Consequently I joined a wool CSA in Vermont/New York state. I could not find one nearer - have the D'entremonts considered this as a possibility?
I have more info if they are interested.
Keep warm - just out lugging wood - brrrrr! Janet