Last summer my friend Susan came on one of my ‘Learn to Mow’ courses. A few days later I went over to her house to help her mow the grass on her own land. This gave me the opportunity to offer a bit of extra advice on her mowing technique. To aid with this I decided to film her so she could see the movements I was trying to raise her awareness of.
It was such a lovely day and the grass was cutting sweetly so I shot some extra footage and have finally got around to editing it into a short film. Keep in mind that Susan has had one day of tuition only a week or so before this. What I’m really pleased with is that Susan’s mowing is relaxed and comfortable; we’re working but we’re not sweating or straining. She’s cutting neatly and enjoying the process, the loudest things in this video are the birds and the wind.
This is what I teach people when they come on my courses and how I want them to experience mowing with a scythe.
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.
Learn to Scythe Courses 2020
31 May at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
24 July at Slaidburn, Lancashire £80
29 August at Sedbergh, Cumbria £80
Peening Workshop tbc
More dates to follow
You can also book me to teach 1-to-1 or group workshops at your own venue. See the Learn to Scythe page for more info.