A look behind the camera during the filming at Brantwood House when I was asked to teach John Craven to scythe for BBC tv’s Countryfile. I would have preferred to give John some instruction in advance but they wanted it ‘live’ for the programme and, with a bit of help, he got a few good strokes. This was all complicated by having to repeat the lesson for different camera angles, trying to remember what I’d said first time while John pretended to take his first cut again.
My one-day beginner’s scythe courses take place near Kendal in the Lake District where you will spend a day learning to how to use the scythe in a safe and efficient way. Courses cost £60 and include the use of my scythe kits which are available to buy on the day.
The last dates for this season are 8th and 9th Sept.To book please send me an email at steve-tomlin[at]hotmail.co.uk.