Learning to scythe in buttercups

Scything course
My first Learn to Scythe course of the season took place this week at Brigflatts in Cumbria. It’s a site I’ve used a couple of times before and it’s great to see how the grass is improving thanks to the regular mowing.

Adjusting a scythe Austrian scythes

There was a full group of eight beginners booked on who enjoyed bright sunshine and a field of beautiful soft grasses and buttercups. They were brilliant students and in the afternoon quickly cut a neat 500m2 before we returned to our base for the peening lesson.

Learn to scythe course

Visit my Learn to Scythe page for more course dates and how to arrange a workshop on your own site and get your grass cut for you at the same time as learning.

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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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