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Light in the Darkness – Our Path Through Advent

by Lucinde Metcalfe For many people, this is the most challenging time of the year, with short, dark, rainy days … it can be hard to dredge up patience or enthusiasm and energy levels are low. We need to reach deep inside ourselves to find the light that was so readily available to us through

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Glenora Gazette Winter 2020

The cold weather has set in, but with it comes the magic of the Winter Solstice and the Christmas holidays – a lovely time at Glenora Farm. Read all about the fun, hard work, celebrations and more taking place at Glenora Farm this winter! To subscribe to our email list, locate the subscription box on

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The New Farmhouse

We are pleased to share that we broke ground for our new farmhouse on Monday, September 23rd! It was a morning full of community and celebration. As a refresher, the Glenora Farmhouse will create five additional residential care spaces for Companions and two Coworker rooms. The house will also provide an apartment for a resident

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Caring for Our Forests

by Markus Heinz “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ancient Greek proverb Here on the West Coast, the forest is everywhere around us and within us. West of the coastal mountain ranges, it’s hard to imagine a place where you can see the

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Michaelmas Time! Michaelmas Time!

by Marie-Reine Adams The festival of Michaelmas (September 29) comes as Autumn has just started. Nature is changing, drawing in. All the activity that has been above ground during the last few months now fades away and disappears seemingly. Nature dies away or goes to sleep. Over the summer months we human beings, together with

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Events

White Spot Fundraiser

UPDATE: As of October 4th, the tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. We hope that you’ll join us for future events! Thank you to everyone for the amazing support! We are looking forward night filled with fun, that is benefitting a meaningful cause. Photos and updates to come. If you’d like to get involved

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Lord Stanley: the inhabitant on the balcony

by Katrin Batje One day at the end of August 2018, the Thursday “off day group” brought back a tiny rabbit. An odd fellow on Gabriola Island ordered them to take him home and take care of him. Obedient as they were, they brought him back to Glenora Farm and he ended up on the

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Candle Making: a precise art from start to finish

by Katherine Lampson Alicia cleans the weights from the previous batch and ties the wicks for the next 42 pairs of hand-dipped beeswax candles. The wicks are then hung onto 14 hangers and onto a revolving wheel, all custom made. She double-checks that each pair is level. Next, the weighted wicks are dipped in rotation.

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Glenora Gazette – Summer 2019

It is the time of year when everyone is hard at work. The garden is blooming, the flocks of animals are expanding, the sun is out and so are we! See what we’ve been up to on the farm this spring and summer! To subscribe to our email list, locate the subscription box on our

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Molly, the Eldest

by Kate Sowiak On the 2nd of March, when the fields of Glenora Farm were still snow covered and the sheep were nestled in the barn, the first lamb was born: Molly. She was soft and creamy white. Her mother, Momo, had done a good job of licking her clean. They had made a lasting

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