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nasturtium salad

Community garden

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at Home

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Alex's water tanks

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dangerous stuff

Repair projects

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Algis's Asus board
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failing garage door

new Taipei side walks

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the 849 from Wulai approaches
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morning dog walk below the house along the Lanxi stream 蘭溪

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The canopy has started to fill out in the Garden City community garden

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the bajiaos grew back
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more beds with ginger and tumeric
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Patricia doing something different with the spirals
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open spots for annuals and different plants in sunnier spots
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volunteer pumpkin plants as a living mulch
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Lettuces departing, sweet potato, chives and shiso coming in
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Prepping the beds for tumeric and ginger
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Everything is growing now, including the snails.
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Mulching as the rains get more intense
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Our food forest

Red giant flying squirrel 棕鼯鼠 (zōng wú shǔ) Petaurista petaurista

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squirrel nipples
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may have been run over or flew into a power pole
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almost 90 cm head to tail

We discover a recently dead female Red giant flying squirrel 棕鼯鼠 (zōng wú shǔ) Petaurista petaurista on the road near our house. A zoologist friend points out that this individual is a female from the nipples. It may have been run over or flew into a power pole.

Taiwan scimitar babbler 台灣小彎嘴 (táiwān xiǎo wān zuǐ) Pomatorhinus musicus

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Taiwan scimitar babbler 台灣小彎嘴
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Taiwan scimitar babbler 台灣小彎嘴
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Taiwan scimitar babbler 台灣小彎嘴


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dangerous stuff on the road
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Garden City services
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Explore of highway 118 (羅馬公路) out of Zhubei 竹北 and back to Taipei with Alan

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Wanhua Train Station 萬華火車站
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Alan on highway 118 羅馬公路
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Atayal elementary school
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Shihmen Reservoir 石門水庫
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above Shihmen Reservoir 石門水庫
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at the coffee shop
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Fuxing 復興 below on the north-cross island highway
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Alan at a coffee shop
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north cross island highway 北横公路 below
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back to the BeiHeng 北横公路
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back to the BeiHeng 北横公路
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113 km ride on Highway 118


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basil planted
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backpack requires repair
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new life from old
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local gastropods

Bike ride to Taipingshan 太平山

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DaTong 大同 map
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Jack dismayed at broke seat post
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at the Taipingshan 太平山 lodge
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Road to Cuifeng 翠峰湖
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Road to Cuifeng lake 翠峰湖
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cold return descent
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big tree at Bailing 白岭巨木
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alluvial agriculture in the Lanyang River 蘭陽溪
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alluvial agriculture in the Lanyang River 蘭陽溪
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107 km ride to Taipingshan 太平山

It is around 15C at the top and very cloudy. We decide to cut-off the extended ride to Cuifeng lake 翠峰湖 and ride back to the train station in Luodong 羅東 in increasing rain.

Dry box repair

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failed AD-66 dry box unit
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afro resistor
Keywords: animal, bike, bird, garden, mammal, map, project, road, sign, tree, video, water
People: Alan, Bruce, Jack, Liran, Peter, Philip
Locations: Dadaocheng, 大稻埕, Fushan, 福山, Fuxing, 復興, Garden City, 花園新城, Garden City Garden, 新城花園, Pristine, 精粹, Wuling Farms, 武陵農場, Yilan, 宜蘭
Dates: 2016:04:03 - 2016:05:01