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How to make hay without tractor on 30 ha of land. Cutting grass – harvesting direct payments. 2016.

This article is about how I made hay on 30 ha small farm without tractor. It is quite difficult to start a farm in Latvia. There is an invisible political force which does not want you to do anything on your … Continue reading

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Cutting grass – harvesting direct payments 2014 – Struck by lyme disease

Exactly on summer solstice day I started to feel bad. I spent 3 weeks in bed with 38,5 Celsium every evening, but no other symptoms, my parents got curious and one morning forced me to visit a doctor. Blood tests … Continue reading

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Hay time – July 2013, trimmer trouble, useless scythe, old good haylofts

This year I decided to combine using simple scythe and two-stroke trimmer (brushcutter) with four edged blade. Because of unusually warm weather  grass got ready before summer solstice so I missed a lot of good grass time. The earlier grass … Continue reading

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Meadow appeares to be an appletree garden, July and August 2012

It is July – a time to make hay. I am still a learner in how to use a scythe and will be for some time more. Reading Jaunsaimnieks un Velns (Settler and devil) destroyed my stereotype about grass cutting … Continue reading

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