Sunday 22 July 2018
One Man Went To Mow
This is the song that I have been singing just lately
I went on a Scything training course well worth the £60 it cost
I learnt all about the parts of the scythe the different blades, how to set it up for me, how to sharpen it and how to preen the blade with a jig, and of course how to use it, at the end of the day there was the option to buy the scythe we had set up for ourselves for a reduced price, I bought mine and love it. This is were I went on the course Scythe Cymru
When I got home I headed up into the woodland field and started put my new skill to the test
the grass was falling beautifully, next morning I was out again and cut another two rows, I have to be careful not to chop down any of the baby trees,
once the grass had been turned with my new hay rake I could gather it up and put it into store as hay, the goats are loving it
The weather has been so dry nothing is growing and there is very little for the goats to eat, the hay rack is filled every day for them and they clear it every day, along with brambles and branches.
Keeping everyone fed and watered is taking up most of the time at the moment.
We had a go at making some bales of hay with the bits of equipment we bought, it was a steep learning curve and thank goodness for you tube, this was our first bale of hay, not the most perfect but we are proud of it.
We bailed the field and the bales have been put into the barn until needed, in the meantime we are just trying to feed loose stuff.