Muscle vs fossil fuel

Pedro at Tinkers Bubble has made me even more determined to raise the spectre of fossil fuel- although we can’t really do without it yet we can reduce the amount we use. Fuel guzzling engines are not always the answer for small jobs however, when time is pressing and the hay has to be brought in before the rain, that’s when we need our engines.

32 bales of hay all done in less than two hours

32 bales of hay- all done in less than two hours

The Home Farm team and Simon Dudley have just baled 37 big bales and carted them off the field just before the rain came. Almost all the hay was mown by muscle and scythe at the Wimpole Scythe Festival

About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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  1. Pingback: Is muscle or sun better than fossil fuel? Wimpole seems determined to prove so. | National Trust Going Green

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