Monday, March 19, 2018

The Farm

One day in February I was in the area of the Experimental Farm, a large property of over a thousand acres run by the government's agriculture ministry for research. This building, an observatory, is among the buildings on the north end of the property.


Much of the land consists of fields and pasture; winter had it firmly in its grip as I was here. 


This view through the trees looks towards the barns, which house livestock over the winter, but also the home for the Canada Agriculture And Food Museum, which I mentioned in yesterday's post. I haven't visited since before I started the photoblog. I should get over there sometime soon; a museum visit or two would do nicely to fill posts in April.


Here we have a close view of one of the greenhouses on the farm.


And I finish with these snowy views.

37 comments:

  1. That is some project and an institution unto itself. I would guess it would bask in all its glory on a warm, summer's day!

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  2. Wonderful architecture and the snow views are so pretty.

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  3. That is quite a vast operation!

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. ...a mighty classy building for a farm!

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  5. Wonderful observatory and great snow landscapes.

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  6. @Lowell: this area is so different in the summer.

    @Mildred: the architecture is quite distinctive.

    @Janis: it certainly is.

    @Tom: yes, and the farm buildings are more what you think of in a farm than the buildings clustered at the north east corner.

    @Jan: it was a cold day, that day.

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  7. A wonderful observatory building!

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  8. Your snowy shots are eloquent! Must be nice to live in a smart, dignified country with measured leaders instead of scary ones. Even if Justin did go a bit overboard with the Bollywood wear ;)

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  9. An interesting looking building.

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  10. Yes, I've heard of the experimental farm just because I was a little farm boy. However, I don't know much about it. so I would be interested in seeing a few posts on the farm.

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  11. Oh interesting. I hope you revisit this place in farming season. I'll bet it's beautiful.

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  12. "winter had it firmly in it's grip" is a very appropriate statement for this snowbound land.

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  13. Love these wintery images William, the Observatory is a gorgeous piece of architecture!

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  14. @RedPat: it certainly is.

    @Cloudia: hopefully he learned his lesson. :)

    @Marie: I think it's quite distinctive.

    @Red: I lived west of the farm for a little while, so I was quite used to walking through it. I'll have to photograph it more often- the area I'm most often in is the Arboretum.

    @Jeanie: I'll definitely have to.

    @Sharon: it was quite a cold day.

    @Grace: I agree!

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  15. The Observatory is indeed a beautiful building & I look forward to seeing your visit to the museum!

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  16. The Observatory building is very impressive and beautiful.

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  17. What a building ~ so majestic ~ and great photos ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Can you see through the dome?

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  19. @Christine: now I'll definitely have to go!

    @Lady Fi: it certainly is.

    @Norma: not at present. Clear and cold. But I don't think we've seen our last snowfall of the winter yet.

    @Bill: it stands out beautifully.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Sandi: I haven't been inside, but I assume it's retractable to allow for astronomical observation. Mind you, how much of the stars does one really see in the city?

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  20. That is an impressive research facility -- beautiful building and all those acres for experimental purposes! Is it associated with a University?

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  21. This old farm person would much rather have seen the fields without snow.

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  22. Beautiful building! And the greenhouse looks fabulous!!!

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  23. cool building ... love the design and the topper part ... awesome! ( ;

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  24. Gadzooks that looks so cold, William. I think you need to spend some time in a warm climate just to see what it's like.

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  25. This would definitely warrant a return visit to see some of what they get up to.

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  26. @Sallie: no, just the government handles the farm.

    @Mari: spring will come eventually. I'll have to wander the Farm in warm weather.

    @Chieftess: it's a good sized greenhouse.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Catalyst: cold is a good thing!

    @Whisk: thank you!

    @Kay: I'll have to pay a visit to the museum soon.

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  27. I love the farm. So many trips with my kids, and students, too!

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    1. I've passed through on many occasions when I lived west of the farm.

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  28. I enjoyed the snowy - winter scenes.

    All the best Jan

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  29. Neat building. I wonder what they are farming? I am picturing weird hybrid veggies or something lol

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    1. From the outside looking in, it was quite a mix.

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