Watch out here come the Eastern counties


A mornings work

A little bit of training, want to beat the one minute barrier for Somerset. Meanwhile Olga and Jim  have been training in a little meadow at Cobbs Wood farm, a lovely meadow full of buttercups, red clover, speedwell, plantain and zillions of grass.


Olga Damant training at Cobbs Wood farm


Jim in training

With this rather nice weather (is it all there’s going to be this year) its time to make a little hay, best leave it in the swath until we get back from Somerset. The weather is said to be fine until Monday at least. Hope they’re right. You can leave the mown grass in a swath if rain threatens, it wont spoil so easily but if you have turned it and are half way through drying it, disaster!

On another subject, anyone got a leg 140cm long? George!

I think I have also found out why they called the big blades hartstel BUT I’m not telling til after the competition.

Ah yes that ist bit, well I cheated we used the MF390 and a drum mower. Boring sitting in a tractor for a whole day.

Folly field

Folly field

Check out Wimpoles blog to find out information on  mowing


About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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