The mowers competition 29/30 June

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Mowing the south avenue

The south avenue, two and a half miles of it and grass one end to the other fancy mowing it? they did.

Didn’t finish it though

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Why not try either an eighth of an acre (500m2) or the quarter acre (1000m2), you can even do it in teams. It’s best to do these as soon as you can, you may even do them during the week before the weekend and you will be timed

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Gemma and Chris mowing the eighth of an acre

If anybody is interested we could even put on a half acre (2000m2) or even a man days work of one acre (4000m2) these could be done near the folly as the grass is perfect here for that race. Are you up for it Kevin? There will be cash prizes for the larger areas as far as my pocket can go.

A real bit of grass to mow

A real bit of grass to mow

There are also the 5×5 (25m2) and 10×10 (100m2) plots on Sunday, all are welcome including the Scottish scythe!!!!!!!

Sir George watching Mark Allery mow with the English scythe

Sir George watching Mark Allery mow with the English scythe

Jim with the Scottish scythe

Jim with the Scottish scythe

Ded last year winner

Ded last year winner

There will be a hogget roast, beer and cider on Saturday night. Music as you like so bring the instruments.

If intrested in the larger races i.e those other than the 5×5 and 10×10 let me know so that we can mark out the required areas at simon.damant@gmail.com or simon.damant@nationaltrust.org.uk and check out the festival here

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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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