Scythe festival part one

Wympole & Wratsworth

The stable block where we hold the scythe festival The stable block where we hold the scythe festival

Only a few days till the scything festival in front of the stable block, the grass was thick as I have ever seen it so the mowing times could be slower.

More preparation before the weekend More preparation before the weekend

Jim mowing the 5 X 5 plots Jim mowing the 5 X 5 plots

By Thursday we still had quite a bit to do, finish mowing the paths between the big marathon plots and the same with the smaller sprinting plots. Hard work in the heat of the day.

Paul mowing the quater acre plots Paul mowing the quarter acre plots

Jayne & Neil raking out the paths Jayne & Neil raking out the paths

Paul was doing exceedingly well mowing the strips that separated the marathon plots east to west and Neil & Jayne raked them out to make sure the edges to each plot were square and straight.

Hot work Hot work before the weekend

Meanwhile Shane and Jim were doing the same to theā€¦

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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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