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Anna Karenina extras "scandal"

I got back last night from the second round of filming the mowing scenes for Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. While we were away somebody told us about that the filming had made the papers because of extras being supposedly underpaid. … Continue reading

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The Scythe Song

I’m in Romania, mowing as part of a Haymaking Festival but while I’m away I thought you could have some music. For ages I’ve been looking for a scythe song, ideally something for a team of mowers to sing while … Continue reading

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Mowing weeds & rushes

During the winter I worked on a friend’s farm planting up some areas with a mix of hardwood trees. This week I’ve had two interesting days of work clearing the vegetation which has had all year to grow up in … Continue reading

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Back from the 7th Somerset Scythe Festival

Just back from the my trip away to Edale and then Somerset. A week full of steel, blades, mowing and some rain. A brilliant week; such a lot happened that I’ll take a day or two to sort through the … Continue reading

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Beginners' course fully booked

My first course of the year, for beginners (and folk wanting a refresher) is now fully booked. There’s an interesting mix of people, from those who already have a scythe but are struggling to get the best from it, to … Continue reading

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Scythe documents declassified!

Thanks to unnamed contacts sympathetic to the Scytherspace cause I have come into possession of an FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the US) document entitled Report to the Goverment of Iraq on Small Agricultural Implements which has been specially declassified for … Continue reading

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Schröckenfux tshirt

Thanks to Christiane, I am now the proud owner of my very own Schröckenfux tshirt, as modeled here in Kendal on a rare sunny day.

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Not out of the woods yet

Perhaps my thoughts that we had saved our national forests were a bit premature. As Mark Allery points out, this was all a bit too easy and noone is quite sure what the minister means when she says she “got … Continue reading

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Forests saved

Today I feel very proud to have been a tiny part of the campaign to stop our government from selling off more of our national assets. We get used to feeling like national policies are out of our hands and … Continue reading

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Britain's cutest log cabin

I’m not sure I would have used the word ‘cute’ to describe it but nonetheless it’s very satisfying to see the log cabin I worked on in 2009 getting national coverage. Over the course of 4 months I worked as … Continue reading

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