Tuesday 16 October 2012

Autumn on the farm

Autumn has come to Hungary and particularly our little farm. Gone are the days of walking around in a t-shirt and shorts and the old warm jackets have made their annual migration to the the top of the coat hanger. To be honest, we can't complain, during the day the weather peaks around 17°C and only at night can you feel a brisk breeze.
Here are some photos of things going on in the autumn coolness

Wednesday 3 October 2012

3D photos

Samm's fancy andriod phone can take 3D pictures which are stored in the fancy mpo format. However, using some fancy C code from here and imagemagick, these images can be animated as gifs. the wonder of this is that it sometimes capture the 3d vibe of the original image.

Below is  my first attempt at this - Some shots work much better (goats/dogs) then others (rabbit/fence posts)

Building and Babysitting

For a while, it feels like the farm is a monster project which sucks the life out of us and that much is invested and little recuperated.
However, recent work hopes to break this trend. We've had two new fenced areas installed, one for the dogs and the other for our livestock.

Our dogs are masters of escaping from our inner garden and enjoying a chicken take-away at our neighbours' expense. So, to prevent them from being shot, we've built them a new areas. The new doggy den is large enough to enable them to roam around and secure enough that we don't have to worry about the awkward phone call from the neighbours. Also, they now have fancy new houses too :) We are also getting another fence installed across the garden which will give them a secondary running area.

The livestock area is now out-of-sight of the Crunchy the Destroyer and there are two sets of fencing separating the animals. the big plan is to have an rrea for goats, chickens, pigs and rabbits. The current residents include Piggy, one Rabbit and 3 Goat (1 billy 2 girls) which we are we are goat-sitting a neighbours' flock. We will be eating Home-made cheese for weeks :)