Yes, it’s been that long. Almost a whole season has gone by since I’ve posted anything. I suppose sometimes those breaks are necessary, especially during what amounts to the busiest time of year here. This year, the garden took a bit of a backseat to our trip to Shetland, and boy does it show now. However, this trip that we fundraised for for over a year, finally happened. All that busking, all those benefit dinners and concerts and auctions amounted to one amazing fiddling trip of a lifetime.
Not only did we fall in love with the Islands, but being a part of such a rich musical tradition (however briefly) solidified it in our memories as a trip we will never forget, especially for our children. We could never have done it without the help of many friends and family members, and for that will be forever grateful.