Farming and Smallholding

How to Cut Hay from a Little Meadow?

If you wanted to mow a couple of acres for hay, either for a wildflower meadow, or to feed a few farm animals on a smallholding, what do you cut it with? For simple practicality I would probably use an old drum mower on a tractor, but it might be the least charming option. In a break from painting an old horse drawn mower I take a quick tour through most of the other possibilities, and the trials and tribulations I have experienced when trying them out over the years.

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