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The Wild & Woolly History of Sheep in the San Juan Islands

The history of wool in the San Juans is a warp and weft of ingenuity and tall tales. Raised for breeding, meat, and wool, sheep have always been a major part of agriculture in San Juan County.

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A Bushel and a Peck: Growing Island Vegetables

Market gardens and farms have sustained islanders from the earliest people to Gold-Rush hopefuls, soldiers, settlers and sailors. Local restaurant menus tell just the current chapter of a long and varied story of the humble vegetable in the San Juan islands.

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Summer in the San Juans

Sweeping sky and sea vistas, outdoor festivals and lingering summer sunsets set the stage for nature lovers to enjoy “island time.”

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Island Tips for Dog Lovers

The San Juan Preservation Trust seeks to promote conservation of the stunning beauty and magical character of the San Juan Islands. This includes fostering healthy, diverse, and sustainable habitats for wildlife and human communities. Check out their tips for dog owners visiting the islands!

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Where on Earth is the Salish Sea?

Less than half of the people in Washington and British Columbia have heard of the Salish Sea, even though they live alongside it.

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Photographing the Red Foxes of San Juan Island

I’ve had the incredible fortune of growing up with much of my summer time spent on San Juan Island. Over the years I’ve come back many times to see the foxes at American Camp. Here are my recommendations for visiting and photographing these wonderful little creatures.

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Island Entrepreneurs

The San Juan Islands are full of visionaries, artists and passionate entrepreneurs who have made their lives in the islands. They inspire and pave the way for new islanders, visitors and dreamers to follow their passions to the islands.

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Writing the Interisland

Iris Graville is the first writer-in-residence on the Washington State Ferries, and shares her thoughts while writing aboard the Tillikum.

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The Art of Painting Lavender

Artist Teresa Smith writes about painting lavender at the San Juan Island Lavender Festival at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

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20 Years Under the Stars with Island Stage Left

Island Stage Left turns 20 with a summer redux of "The Tempest," their first Shakespeare Under the Stars production staged back in 1999.

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