Just linked back up with WordPress after a password kerfuffle. As some of you may know that there is a public Sjogin Page on Facebook and an Instagram Page under the same name. Both have regular (far more irregular here) updates, news from Beaton’s, our gardens and such. Keeping up this blog has been indifferent over the last few years due to the ease of posting on social media.
Still, I’ve been writing here for almost fifteen years. It’s been a fine journey, meeting lots of interesting folks both analog and digital. Ten years ago Sjogin’s lines were recorded and Paul Gartside drew several versions in different lengths. To date I’ve heard of or seen a half dozen new Sjogins built or under construction around the world. Five years ago Sjogin and my search for her origins were featured in WoodenBoat Magazine. A high honor indeed.
I’ve signed up a friend to help manage this page and the prospect of posting here regularly and having it show up in my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. We’ll see; you’ve heard such good intentions here before.
Here’s a photo from 2017 showing her still varnished rub rails and Malachy Green house trim. Both are now Bronze Green; Kirby Paints of course.
Hold Fast all as we struggle through these grim times.