Grass, sunshine and a mowing we will go

Wympole & Wratsworth

What a lovely meadow What a lovely meadow

One man and his dog (plus one and Mr Anderson) went to mow a meadow in Somerset. Wish they all looked like Gill Barron’s painting. A very unusual style that is exceeding lovely to look at.

Getting ready Getting ready

We arrived somewhat late due to being absent-minded, some how Mr Anderson the nominated map reader neglected to inform me that we should have got off the M3 at the A303 turning. Alas we ended up in Southampton and then spent an hour trying to get past Salisbury (wont recommend that place) Eventually we did arrive to find a flurry of activity, the scythe mowing course was in full swing literally and many of the old timers were sharpening up for the competitions on Sunday. Only trouble was the grass was rather poor and full of dead and dying buttercups. The meadow had been sprayed to kill them off which meant…

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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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