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A lovely group of new mowers learning to scythe at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Continue reading
A terrific workshop at RHS Harlow Carr last weekend, teaching axe and knife skills while making wooden spoons along the way. Continue reading
Extra dates for Learn to Scythe courses in July Continue reading
Join a scything team and help make hay on a North Yorkshire meadow. Continue reading
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
I 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”.
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