It’s not a joke; this year I am planning International Peening Day to take place on Sunday 1st April – clear your diary.
After 6 months languishing forgotten and unloved in the shed does your scythe need some loving care and preparation ready for the mowing season? Peening Day is an opportunity for us all to spend the time cleaning, sharpening and fine tuning our scythes so in anticipation of the summer. Whether you get together with friends or peen on your own by the kitchen fire you’ll be adding to the global ringing of hammers on steel.
I’ll be hosting an event at Sprint Mill, Cumbria from 10am. It’s not a training course (that’s 12th August) but a chance to peen together, pick up tips and talk scythes. Please bring your own kit, peening block, food to share and ear defenders!
I’m contacting mowers in Austria, Sweden, Norway, Czech Rep and Romania to make this truly international. If you’re organising your own event (even if it’s just you and the cat) let me know by leaving a comment.