Landmatura in Schlierbach

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Mr. Weingartner as reaper in Schlierbach, Austria

At the farm house of Mr. Weingartner in Schlierbach I took a lesson in cutting hay with a traditional scythe. Interested people can also take a class learning about some facts regarding agriculture. Though this is mainly an offer just for fun the lessons are pretty informative.

So for example one learns to milk cows and to draw a distinction between different sorts of crop. The class is humorously named ‘Landmatura’ (Land = agrarian, Matura = Austrian Higher School Certificate).

Travelwriticus as reaper in Schlierbach, Austria

Well, thats me taking my first lesson in cutting hay. As you can see it is really my very first attempt. What about you? Would you love to take a lesson in working with a scythe?


Disclosure: This trip was supported by 50plus Hotels Österreich and Seminarhotel SPES