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‘The farmer, a fox, a chicken and a bag of corn’

Back in May a friend from Melbourne commented about the prospective view out the back of the factory when the renovation is complete.  “You’ll have a good view of the tank!”  It was a valid point.

So, the crew began work on reconfiguring the backyard. Our goal was to create a more aesthetically pleasing outlook from the back of the factory.  Our visualizing skills, not to mention some of the crew’s spatial skills were pushed to the limit.  In approaching this challenge the following brain teaser came to mind:

A farmer is trying to cross a river with a bag of corn, a chicken and a fox. The farmer’s raft is only big enough to take himself and one other item per trip. The chicken cannot be left alone with the corn or it will eat it. Likewise the fox cannot be left alone to eat the chicken. How does the farmer get all three items across the river?

We moved the garden shed, which enabled us to shift the tank, but that meant we had to dismantle the compost bins.  While we were at it we built a new chook run (hopefully that will deter any foxes) and 3 compost bays.

Click on the first image to scroll through the collection.