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Mowing in the orchard

Lovely mowing conditions and the chance to cut a nice clean sward for hay making in the orchard at Sprint Mill. Peaceful and sustainable, it’s such a nice way to spend the morning and everyone can work at their own … Continue reading

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Scythe haymaking video

I made this video during the Scythe Improvers and peening courses I ran in August with clips of the group learning to mow in the orchard, hammering and cutting weeds on a slope. It also includes the haymaking Edward, Christiane … Continue reading

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Transylvanian Haymaking on tv

I just found this tv programme from last year’s Haymaking Festival in Transylvania. This year’s event is on 19-26 August 2012 in Gyimes, Transylvania. Follow the link to read about last year’s festival. To book a place, contact Barbara Knowles a british biologist and science … Continue reading

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Transylvania Haymaking Festival dates & Scythe royalty

I’ve just been sent the dates for this year’s International Haymaking Festival in Transylvania. The fourth festival will take place on 19-26 August 2012 in Gyimes, Transylvania. Last year’s festival was a wonderful week and the event grows and improves  year. … Continue reading

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Transylvanian milking stool

A quick post to share a picture I found from the trip Christiane and I made to Gyimes in Transylvania this summer for a Haymaking Festival. One morning we got up early and walked up the hill to where our … Continue reading

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Hay rescue in Transylvania

During the summer, Christiane Lechner and I set off for the far east of Romania to attend the International Haymaking festival at Gyimes in the White Carpathain mountains of Transylvania. During the week we learned a huge amount about haymaking, … Continue reading

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Haymaking poem

I’ve been sent this poem by Neil Diment, community officer for the HayTime project in the North Pennines AONB. Neil was one of the participants on the Transylvania Haymaking Festival and writes, “Having, at long last, tried my hand at … Continue reading

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Transylvania Mowing Competition 2011

While the rest of the sports media was focussed on the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea I was making my own debut representing my country on the international sports stage. This was the first Scythe Mowing Competition in … Continue reading

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Romanian front page news

Christiane and I are just back from a wonderful week at the Transylvania Haymaking Festival.  As well as meeting and working with a great bunch of people from around Europe, we took part in a mowing competition. Christiane and her … Continue reading

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Haymaking festival excitement

I’ve just received the programme for a Haymaking Festival that Christiane and I are travelling to in the Transylvania region of Romania. A couple of friends have been to the country before and say it is a truly special place, … Continue reading

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