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Meadow raking in Austria

I’m on holiday this week in Austria and, with spring well on the way over here, Christiane and I spent a few hours together raking the meadow she mows. This is public land by the apartments where Christiane lives and … Continue reading

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Austrian Scythe Association end of year dinner

I’m in Austria this week and have just attended the Sensenverein Osterreich (Austrian Scythe Association) end of year dinner which Christiane Lechner and I were invited to by Walter Blumauer. The association has 220 members of which 31 turned out … Continue reading

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Mowing course in Austria

Time is flying; a week ago I held my first scythe mowing course of the year. Back in 2009 I saw a beautiful orchard, full of daisies and other flowers on the front page of the “Schloß Puchberg’s” catalogue of workshops … Continue reading

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Mowing for the first time

Mothersday in Austria – a weekend where I don’t need to do anything because the kids are doing the cooking, washing up and all. So what is better than to have all the time you want for what you enjoy … Continue reading

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Getting the meadow ready!

Finally spring is in the air – even in Austria. It feels we’ve waited a long time for it to come. With it the grass in the meadow I’m taking care of has started to grow but I could still see the … Continue reading

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Austrian timber

I’m just back from my week visiting Christiane in Austria. She lives in a small town in one of the national parks, a beautiful place ringed by majestic snow-capped mountains. As a woodworker, I’m always looking around me at trees … Continue reading

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