Monthly Archives: June 2017

The 13th West Country scythe festival 2017


As usual there were hundreds of stalls plying many wares, the coppersmith was a new one for me and I was rather taken by the bath! Andy Harris is the coppersmith. This year there seemed to be quite a lot … Continue reading

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Part two, the Estonian Nedrema wooded meadow


Below is some information from wiki about the wooded meadows in Estonia and also information about the Nedrema Wooded meadow. Also named wood-meadows, park meadows or forest meadows these ecosystems are in the temporal forest regions. They are sparse natural stands with a … Continue reading

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Part one of a trip to the Estonian forest meadows


Last year I was invited, along with Nigel Adams, to Estonia to help out and impart some of our knowledge in meadow management (including the use and sharpening of the scythe). Always fancied going to these Baltic countries so the … Continue reading

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A head of steam at Wimpole


Just occasionally you get a nice surprise, this time it was a steam roller trundling its way to  the village of Barkway in Hertfordshire. This one was an Aveling & Porter. Before about 1850 the word steamroller meant a fixed … Continue reading

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May in bloom


So many flowers coming out in bloom, here is a gallery of May in flower

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Cambridgeshire’s local environmental heroes


Well it seems that Cambridge City Council are to be commended on their environmental work within the city, namely on Fen Causeway as you come in west from the A603. Over last winter the contractors have been busy changing the … Continue reading

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April showers


Well actually it didn’t rain very much at all in April, it was very much needed but never materialised apart from a few short spells of drizzle; we desperately need the rain for the young trees we planted this winter. … Continue reading

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