‘No part of the business of farming is more pleasant than hay-making.’ (Merry’s Museum, 1843)
I love haymaking with the scythe! 😀
Ususally, one is told today it’s too difficult to learn and no one knows anymore how to use the scythe. But thanks to the internet I’ve learned how to mow with a scythe, make hay and care for the scythe through youtube videos. And mowing with a scythe isn’t difficult at all! 😀
Mowing with the scythe is the best full body workout! 😉 ‘No set exercise can be devised that will replace natural use, and no combination of exercises can equal in curative effect the use of a scythe’ (Massage. Its Principles And Practice, 1920).
For the pictures I tried to mow with the scythe while wearing my Edwardian working woman outfit.
Sometimes the long skirt’s in the way and I fear the clothing would be too warm on a hot day. But it’s possible to make hay in Edwardian clothing. 😉
Here you’ll find my pinterest board with paintings and pictures of Victorian and Edwardian working women.