Scything with Susan

Susan mowingLast summer my friend Susan came on one of my ‘Learn to Mow’ courses. A few days later I went over to her house to help her mow the grass on her own land. This gave me the opportunity to offer a bit of extra advice on her mowing technique. To aid with this I decided to film her so she could see the movements I was trying to raise her awareness of.

It was such a lovely day and the grass was cutting sweetly so I shot some extra footage and have finally got around to editing it into a short film. Keep in mind that Susan has had one day of tuition only a week or so before this. What I’m really pleased with is that Susan’s mowing is relaxed and comfortable; we’re working but we’re not sweating or straining. She’s cutting neatly and enjoying the process, the loudest things in this video are the birds and the wind.

This is what I teach people when they come on my courses and how I want them to experience mowing with a scythe.

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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