This morning's local newscast had a segment called "Michigan This Morning" which featured a retired couple living on James Island - north of Drummond Island in the Upper Peninsula.
For those of you not familiar with our state, Drummond Island is off the eastern tip of the lower part of the Upper Peninsula - not far from St. Ignace.
Dave and Paula Bardsley are the owners and full time residents of James Island. They ski back and forth to Drummond Island for their mail - and everything else. Their log home is heated by wood - with maybe auxiliary heat - and they said working all those years to live like they do has paid off. The couple both prefer their skis to their snowmobile because of the noise!!!! God Bless Them!
Just imagine the seclusion, the quiet - no traffic! - and the independence island living could foster. I'd be growing a garden, extending the season with a greenhouse, and savoring all those quarts of canned produce and meat!!
I wonder if they'd like to adopt us!!!
Ahhh...I can smell the fresh air and feel the water spray on my face as I paddle across the channel.
Spent a lot of time on islands as a kid 'cause my father was a lighthouse keeper!!!
In other news, I sorted through my material stash yesterday and got inspired to make a patchwork top for myself. I'll post a picture of the completed project in a day or so.