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Sunday, 9 December 2018 Dereel Images for 9 December 2018
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Hay!
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Chris Bahlo has found hay for us, something that I thought would be almost impossible at this time of a bad year:


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Unfortunately they had to collect it themselves, and got caught in a cloudburst on the way back, so they had to dry the upper layers out before stacking:


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And they could only transport 60 bales at a time, meaning four trips. But we have hay! And it's good quality and—for the year—relatively cheap.


Overlaying maps
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Chris came for dinner tonight rather than the usual Saturday: Königsberger Klopse. Talking about maps after dinner, and generally lamenting how difficult it has become to use Google Maps. Somehow got on to this 1889 map of Dereel, which we investigated in great detail:


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I downloaded it three years ago, and to the best of my knowledge it's the only high resolution copy (5120x3598) of the map on the web, as discussed at the time. Chris thought it would be a good idea to overlay it with a modern map. But how? If I had a similarly detailed modern map, I could potentially overlay it using Hugin.

But where do I find a good map? Here's a section from the 1889 map and corresponding selections from the Google Map and OpenStreetmap:

 
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Even the “satellite” (aerial image) view doesn't help much:

 
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The other issue is: how do I get a 5120x3598 resolution map from either of these sources?


Monday, 10 December 2018 Dereel Images for 10 December 2018
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Unloading hay
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Chris Bahlo had kept the second load of hay at her place overnight, and brought it around this morning for unloading. But the doorbell rang a little early. Not Chris at all, but Barry Ryan, the bloke who bought the Kleins Road house and just the man we needed to help:


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He wasn't very amused: he had really come along to ask Chris about a stallion to service his mare. He'll get that too, when the time is right.

The sight of the hay had other consequences, too: Lorraine Carranza saw it and realized that she needed some too. That's the first time we've seen her in a while: she hasn't been in the best of health.


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