scythe festival part two

Wympole & Wratsworth

Breakfast and lovely and sunny Breakfast and lovely and sunny

The weather forecast for Sunday was good, may be a little rain in the afternoon, Sunday morning was lovely and sunny with blue sky, wow we were going to have a good day after the Saturdays rain. The fire was still going so everyone had breakfast in a glorious setting.

b He was still making his snath!

Two man saw in use Two man saw in use

Mark Allery was still making a snath for his English scythe, would he get finished before the competitions or was this a demonstration. Meanwhile the ‘have a go’ sessions were in full swing, many liked the two-man cross-cut saw, it makes the two people using it work as a team, one pulls then the other pulls, no pushing as the saw buckles and you get into a mess. Rosie’s twine and string making was busy again, this proved a real winner

Harriot and James talking shop Harriot and James…

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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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