Scythe apprentice

Sue scything on the wildflower bank
Today I did the aftermath cut on the garden wildflower bank which I cut. This year the grass was really short but this cut will help make the sward is clean next year and reduces the soil fertility to encourage wild flowers.

I took my friend Sue with me who I taught to scythe a few weeks ago and wanted to learn how to scythe on a slope. This isn’t a very steep slope but it’s enough to learn on and the garden situation meant there was the extra challenge of producing a neat cut on short grass.


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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