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All of these photos were taken on the gorgeous, sunny afternoon we had yesterday. Workers on the farm strolled around in tank tops and t-shirts, reveling in what we could call the lack of bone-chilling cold. We’re also in the midst of Reading Week at UBC, the 5 day break whose name is a bit of a laugh, as most take advantage of the week to travel, sleep in and generally escape from all things academic. Some, however, choose to engage in community service learning (CSL) projects coordinated by the University, and the UBC Farm was lucky enough to host to 3 of these groups this week. Thanks to these hardworking students, we now have new fencing around our irrigation pits, ramps we call “speedbumps” which enable us to drive the tractors around the Farm without crushing our irrigation pipes, and a new outdoor sink and tote storage system. So glad that all of these students were able to come out and join us, and provide these improvements to the Farm.

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It’s been quite a fine week of early, spring-like weather. We spotted our first snowdrops blooming – a welcome sight. Here are some shots from Monday, as the photographer is sick today. Check out those starling murmurations

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As I won’t be around tomorrow, and the frost looked oh-so-pretty today, we’re doing the walkabout a day early. Woke up this morning and checked the weather only to find a forecast that I had never in my life seen – “freezing fog” (or as the Canadian government site puts it, “fog depositing ice”. Lordy! Hope you all stay toasty warm in this treacherous “freezing fog” today!

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Wednesday Walkabout – January 14th

I’m excited to say we’ve reached a milestone: this is our 100th post on the Friends of the Farm blog. Thanks for keeping up with us over this first year of writing. We’re looking forward to sharing many more beautiful, bountiful seasons with you.

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(Mini) Wednesday Walkabout – Nov. 19

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