Scything in Yorkshire

Learn scythingThis week I spent a day with Caroline and Rob at their meadow near York. They wanted to learn scything to be able to mow paths through the 3.5 acre meadow to enjoy it more during the summer.
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On a private course like this we have time to fit in some extra things so, after the morning setting up the scythes and mowing two neat swaths, we spent the afternoon looking at other jobs that the scythe could be used for including trimming around trees, clearing nettles and tidying around a pond. Rob was keen to practise sharpening the scythe standing up which I was happy with and there was for him to get some hands on peening with the jig too.
A very enjoyable day with lovely people in the beautiful north-east of England, thanks for asking me.

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