The 2016 Wimpole Scythe Festival

Wympole & Wratsworth

DSC00016 The West Country Scythe Festival 2016

A good time was had by all at the West Country Scythe festival if a bit wet on Sunday, the results can be found here.

Setting up for the Wimpole scythe festival Setting up for the Wimpole scythe festival

One week later we were setting up fro the Wimpole Scythe Festival, the weather was not always to our advantage but we did have two new star tents this year which proved extemely useful and very quick to erect.

DSCF6237 What to use, English scythe or European, that is the question!

On Sunday we started the smaller competitions, the team races, muscle vs fossil fuel, the 5×5 and the 10×10. However before we started we were led into the field by the Devil’s dyke Morris men as was traditional in England. In the bottom left hand corner you can see the morris men, this painting is from the 18th century in Dixton manor…

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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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