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Hay Baling by Hand

This was my first attempt at hay making for winter fodder. I had established smutsfinger grass for goat grazing purposes, and my next goal was to try to reduce our reliance on bought winter fodder. 258 more words


The blue apron

Before I start, first of all thank you so much for all the kind comments and good wishes.  I am coming out the other side from the flu, slower than I hoped but faster than might have been.   376 more words

Reflections On Life (and Death)

Making Hay.......

Days and days of burnished, golden, Indian Summer sunshine sees the late autumn flowers blooming for the bees and my skin turning a pale caramel. This sublime, mellow weather with its misty mornings clearing to deep azure skies and a honeyed, warming light, brings with it a feeling of calmness and contentment which runs very deep within me. 198 more words


A weekend of scything

What a fantastic weekend to be teaching people how to scythe, the weather felt like summer at last and I had two lovely groups who’d come to Cumbria from across England and Scotland for my Learn to Scythe courses at Sprint Mill. 150 more words


Community Hay Harvest

Over at Spitalifields Life there’s an excellent report about the hay harvest at Hackney Marshes, organised as a fantastic community event for everbody to join in, have fun, fresh air and keep fit in the process: 170 more words


Making Hay

Shrouded in mist during the winter months and bathed in lush colour during the spring and summer, the marsh is just as much a part of the fabric of Walthamstow as pie and mash. 953 more words


Hay is Down

Today the hay man came and mowed the hay down, something a hay man is wont to do. 

I will rake it in a couple of days and then he will return to bale it.   225 more words