Went to Somerset to the Green Fair and Scything Festival, took the Bedford MJ down but ended up getting stuck in the traffic near Heathrow, oh well, never mind. Got down just after 7pm on Friday. Plenty of music and cider and fun was had by all on Saturday night especially with the band that was powered by bicycles . Scythe vs trimmer competition went to the scythe mower Andi and the teams competition was won by the West Country again. The East of England team lost again. Olga and Richard did well but Ded broke his snath and I broke my blade but we still came second 🙂
So, on to the main competition – blimey there were loads of competitors this year! Very nice to see more people taking up the scythe. So we all entered the trials and had to wait an hour or so to see who would get into the finals. To see all the results follow this link 11th West Country scythe mowing results After that we had a party but then I stayed for the next three days to help clear up the site. A very good weekend- thank you very much to all those who make this a special event.