Scythes and haymaking in Transylvania

A few years ago, I travelled over to Romania for a haymaking festival at Gyimes in Transylvania. It was a fantastic experience in an absolutely beautiful area and the event has gone from strength to strength since then. The film below includes a slideshow of last years mowing along with footage of the farmers collecting the hay from mountain sheds in deep winter snow.

You can learn to scythe and make hay in the mountains of one of the most unspoilt parts of Europe at this years festival 9-16 August 2015. The memories will stay with you forever. More details at


About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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