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Scything course at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate

A lovely group of new mowers learning to scythe at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe at Meadow Connections Festival

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Scything at St John’s Church


Scything in a churchyard in N. Yorkshire. Continue reading

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Learning axe & knife skills for spoon carving

Axing a wooden spoon
A terrific workshop at RHS Harlow Carr last weekend, teaching axe and knife skills while making wooden spoons along the way. Continue reading

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More Learn to Scythe courses in July

Extra dates for Learn to Scythe courses in July Continue reading

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Mowing and haymaking weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Join a scything team and help make hay on a North Yorkshire meadow. Continue reading

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A month of mowing

July was my busiest mowing month ever, a whistlestop tour of some of the nicest meadows in the NW. Lots of sun, loads of nice people and I even had my portrait painted! Continue reading

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Scything rocks!

Scything YorkshireI often get emails and questions from people asking if the scythe can cope with cutting grass in what they think are difficult situations. The answer’s pretty much always ‘yes’ so I thought nothing of it when I was invited to teach a day of bespoke tuition for Mike and Rachel who said that the mowing on their smallholding was “challenging”.
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Learn to Scythe in the Yorkshire Dales

This weekend’s Learn to Scythe course was organised by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of their ongoing hay meadow project. Based at Keasden Head farm with terrific views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks 10 students took part over … Continue reading

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Tough grass no problem for St Nick’s

A midweek course this week at St Nicholas Fields in York, a nature reserve and sustainability centre hidden in the city. Their centre manager Jonathan came and took part in last years Scythe Teachers’ course in Somerset but decided to … Continue reading

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