Thirty acres mown in five hours, result

3 of a lot

Wympole & Wratsworth

Five men went to mow a meadow Five men went to mow a meadow

Hay barn Hay barn

So after three days it was up the mountain to mow a meadow, actually about 30 acres, seriously we mowed 30 acres in about five hours. Not bad at all considering we were supposed to get up at five but had gone to bed at four thirty in the morning after drinking, possibly a tad too much palinka. Boy it was very difficult to actually get out of bed at 8am let alone 5am. Still, the meadow had to be mown.

A fritilary butterfly A fritillary butterfly

Marbled white Marbled white

Perched some 800 meters above the valley we trudged up with heavy heads but as we went clouds of flutterflies danced in the air, the mottled white and black marbled white butterfly, the meadow brown, fritillarys of all sorts and a whole host of blues, browns, whites and coppers rose in front of our foot steps…

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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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