homesweethomeLife in General

As the website title might suggest, I reside on Manitoulin Island. Probably one of the loveliest places you could ever hope to call home.

Manitoulin is the largest freshwater lake island in the world. Flanked by the waters of Lake Huron to the South and West, Georgian Bay to the East, and the North Channel to the North, the island boasts cozy little marinas around every corner, which make for a boater's paradise. Add to that miles and miles of trails through forests and along the Niagara Escarpment... and it appeals to just about any outdoor enthusiast Smile

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Ah, yes. Inspiration.

Imagine soft music playing in the background, a pretty little muse gracefully floating across a dimly lit room, a gentle touch... and a beautiful thought is born. Well, maybe for some people. With me it's more like a cosmic 2x4 coming out of nowhere and whacking me upside the head.

What inspired me to start up this site/blog again? For the most part, a horse named Willie. Willie's adoption is in the works and I hope to bring him home later this month (March 2016). You will be able to read all about him in 'Life with Horses'

I also have to admit that I kinda miss writing. By that, I don't mean to suggest that I'm any good at it; I just enjoy getting stuff out of my head and on to paper. Alright, alright, this isn't paper, but the idea is the same. 

Life on the island is not so different from the Bruce Peninsula, my previous stomping grounds. Both the landscape and peoplescape (is that a word? Oh well, it is now.) are very similar. Water everywhere, oodles of rocks and caves, and friendly people who mostly keep to themselves. Just the way I like it. 

Summers are buzzing with cottagers, farmers markets, and a vast variety of pretty little shops; there are music festivals,Pow Wows,  fairs, and street dances. And Winters? Well... they are... loooong. Let's leave it at that.

The big difference and advantage for me is the horse community here. It is large, it is strong, and it is generous. I have had occasion myself, where members of that horse community rallied around me to lend support.