Minnesota Woman Has a Pet Sunfish in Her Lake
This woman is who I want to be when I grow up. Holly Jorgensen is a woman from Minnesota who lives on a lake, is an author, and runs a blog called "Holly on the Lake".
I live lightly on the earth and close to the land, using recycled and found goods almost exclusively in all areas of my life. I find an abundance of creative joy, financial freedom, and spiritual peace in this lifestyle and love to share it through my speaking and writing.
Holly's book, Enchanted — Reflections from a Joyfully Green and Frugally Rich Life, was launched December 15th, 2018. Her spirit really shines through in a poem she wrote called "Diversity":
To have a friend that's not like me
Is to swim in the sky
And fly in the sea
That poem was written about her fish friend, Greenie, a sunfish who lives under her dock on the lake. Holly and Greenie have been buddies since 2016 when this fish starting rubbing against Holly's leg like a cat wanting to be pet. He has been back every year since, and Holly has been taking good care of him, giving him treats and even pulling a hook out of his lip this summer.
Greenie isn't the only fish Holly has made friends with, another sunfish (Spot) was part of their friend group for a while, as well as a bass who has been named Slim.
Boyd Hubbart recently featured Greenie and Holly on Kare 11's Land of 10,000 Stories segment and you can see just how much of a bond Holly has with this fish, and nature as a whole. Thank you Holly for sharing this story and so many others with the world. Follow Holly's blog here.