How To Make Hay With A Scythe – History Of Haymaking

How To Make Hay With A Scythe - History Of Haymaking
The Haymaker, Julien Dupré, 1890s

 

In the Victorian era, hay was made by hand with a scythe. But even today, a scythe is often used to cut grass and make hay. I love making hay with a scythe – it’s the best full body workout! Every summer, I make hay for our rabbits by hand with a scythe. Besides haymaking, the scythe is also perfect to cut grass on a hill in our garden that is too steep for a lawn mower.

‘Now, whilst the mowers are whetting their scythes, and the fragrant smell of the hay fills the summer air, let us sit on the haycock, and glance at the flowers around us.’ (English Wild Flowers, 1868)

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How To Make Your Hair Grow – Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care

Doesn’t everybody want beautiful hair? How to make your hair grow … in the Victorian and Edwardian era!

How To Make Your Hair Grow - Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care

Victorian and Edwardian women prided themselves on their long, luxuriant hair. But not all women (and men) had beautiful hair. Read on to find out what was recommended in the Edwardian era to make your hair grow! Continue reading How To Make Your Hair Grow – Victorian And Edwardian Hair Care

No-Bake Swiss Roll With Cake Scraps & Leftover Buttercream

This easy no-bake Swiss roll is made with leftover stale cake scraps and leftover buttercream frosting! A delicious, decadent & fudgy dessert!

No-Bake Swiss Roll With Cake Scraps And Leftover Buttercream

Because I try many recipes for my blog, I sometimes have cake scraps leftover. I don’t like to throw food away. So, in the past, I’ve turned stale cake into Cake Crumb Pie Crust, used cake crumbs to make naturally colored polka dots for my Polka Dot Cake Without A Cake Pop Maker, made 1930s Strawberry Dessert and Pink Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – Colored With Beetroot. And one of my favorite uses for stale cake so far were my Edible Moss Balls: The moss balls are chocolate peanut butter cake pops covered with edible moss that I dyed naturally green with sunflower seeds!

But this time I also had buttercream frosting leftover. So I came up with this delicious vanilla no-bake Swiss roll. This no-back Swiss roll is easy and fast to make if you have unexpected guests coming over!

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My 15 Favorite Blog Posts Of 2018

After sharing the 50 Most Popular Posts Of 2018, the 35 Most Popular Instagram Photos Of 2018 and My 30 Favorite Posts Of 2017, it’s time again for my 15 favorite blog posts that I published in 2018.

 

 

My 15 Favorite Blog Posts Of 2018 + Why

Edwardian Pinless Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial
1907 Pinless Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial

Beside the 1920s, the Edwardian era is my favorite historical era at the moment. I love historical hairstyles and it isn’t easy to find original hairstyle instructions from the past. So this was clearly my most favorite blog post of 2018! Continue reading My 15 Favorite Blog Posts Of 2018