Harvest scythe team & ancient wheats

You can barely look in the media these days without seeing a scythe somewhere. On BBC1 Countryfile last night my mate John Letts of Lammas Fayre Flour was talking about his ancient wheat crop while Simon Fairlie, Gill Barron and Rafael harvested the crop by scythe. Watch it here on iPlayer

John Letts

If you’ve never understood the staggered formation of a scythe team or the beauty of working together in this way, check out this screenshot.
Scythe wheat harvest on Countryfile

 

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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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