Let’s have a change from the normal.
Inspired by Jane’s Weekend Photo Safari and Cecilia’s audio track of the animals in her barn, I thought I’d combine the two with a video of yesterday on the farm.
This is a rather staccato video * – more slideshow almost – looking for eggs, checking scarecrows that should be keeping the pigeons off the oilseed rape, shutting up hens, tucking the sourdough up for the night. Nothing exciting, but life is like that sometimes don’t you think? When I watched it back, I was amazed at how noisy it is here. Not the bird song or cockerel crowing but the noise from the road. I didn’t realise how much I blank it out and listen for noises above it. No wonder, when we’re walking, we so often comment how beautifully quiet it is.
These are the two posts that inspired me. Click to look or listen.
The Shady Baker: Weekend Photo Safari
The Kitchens Garden: Shh, just listen
* My rather sparse filming technique is a direct reaction to childhood memories of watching home cine films where my mother slowly, slowly panned across the tulip fields of Holland (so slowly I swear we could have counted every individual flower in those vast fields).