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Two storage units on two islands now empty! The last box went in the van just as a downpour began. I’ll take that as a good sign! Tomorrow begins the final unveiling/unpacking of all my and my parents possessions that survived the past five years’ winnowing process....

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Last trip to empty the last storage unit today. If you’re on SJI you know where to find me tonight! from @jill_bliss on...

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Watching the fishing boat action while waiting for the ferry to my new island home after a day in town running errands. I’m halfway moved in. I still have 2 other islands to visit to retrieve my things, recover from a cold, unpack, and figure out how to get internet...

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Moving day 2 of 4, the ferry portion of the journey to my new home. Truck to boat to van onto ferry: the logistics & gymnastics of island moving! from @jill_bliss on...

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Stop the cart, get out, & gently shoo them off the road. Mama was hesitant to see me inching closer to her babies, but the screaming eagle was the clencher to get them off the road & under cover of the nearest tree. from @jill_bliss on...

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I am so lucky to live here and see this view as the sun sets at a friends house. from @jill_bliss on...

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A chance to sit & enjoy the full moon rising once the dog, the chickens and the horses were fed their dinners. Deer saunter across the lawn enjoying their grass dinner, while I listen to the water lap the shore below and watch the moon appear & disappear through the...

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Yesterday’s basket is dry. I decided to remove the top stitching, it seemed too much. I’d love a chance to make another one. A neighbor has some prepared cedar strips she’s going to look for and gift to me so I can try another! from @jill_bliss on...

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Outhouse goals. Mine won’t have that view and will be more quirky, but I’ve taken notes & measurements from this island gem! from @jill_bliss on...

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First baby sheep of the season I’ve spied! I heard them before I saw them! from @jill_bliss on...

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Welllll, I made a few mistakes but that’s part of the learning process! from @jill_bliss on...

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Transformation & gratefulness! After 5 years as a wandering island gypsy, I now have a permanent home! This attic space will be my new art studio, once the dark tomato red is replaced with a warm white. I am grateful for friends tackling this daunting project while I...

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The Fab Four & the Ram-o-Trouble. My last morning feeding this crew of lovely friendly creatures and the other one. The yearling ram, well, rams everything & everyone, causing much havoc & damage. He may have 2 horns, but I have a big stick! We’ve had some battles....

These are the pretty and pretty interesting details that I notice on daily explorations on and around wooded islands in the middle of an inland sea… from my instagram feed.

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