The weather forecast steadily improved over the course of the week and yesterday my first Learn to Scythe group for the 2015 season had a great day at Sprint Mill in Cumbria. An interesting and lively group with a mix of projects for the scythe including orchards, cutting rushes, a community park project and volunteer work with Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside. Most people used and then bought one of my Complete scythe kits while Frances brought her own scythe which I helped her set up correctly and get back to sharp.
The young grass and buttercups in the paddock made a perfect training ground and I was really pleased to see everyone cutting so neatly and sharpening with confidence by the end of the afternoon.
The next course is at Brigflatts, near Sedbergh on 11th July and costs £80. Places are filling up, please email to book your place now.
A comprehensive and practical guide to working with an Austrian scythe. Perfect if you cannot attend a course or as a reference guide following tuition.