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More Hay Making with Racks

Right- windrows mown in the morning, Centre- Phil spreading hay mown the day before, Left-Hay racks Since our last Introductory Scythe Course on 18th August we have been hay making again, although in a different fashion to earlier in the … Continue reading

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Using Racks Part 3 – building a rack

As promised, here is a guide to how we stack our hay racks! Racks are used to save hay from bad weather when is not yet dry enough to bring into a barn. The design of the rack allows the … Continue reading

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Using Racks Part 2

Racks in Cae Mari Jones, some with canvas “hats” tied on Yesterday we finished putting the drier grass cut on the mowing day up onto racks, making 12 in the field in all. Today, I added some canvas “hats” to … Continue reading

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The Tools of the Hand Hay Making Trade

Members of the Dyfed Smallholders Association identifying flowers in the uncut grass. It has been another gloriously hot day. Philip mowed for about 3 hours early this morning. After breakfast we spread all the hay on the field, then hosted … Continue reading

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Daily Hand Hay Making Blog

Hay making season is on it’s way! And it seems quite a lot of people are interested in making hay by hand. This summer we are planning to post daily updates of our hand hay making activities, showing the whole … Continue reading

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