Tag Archives: Christiane Lechner

Advanced Scythe Course in Somerset

It’s only a couple of weeks now until the 9th West Country Scythe Fair in Somerset. Prior to the festival as usual there will be a series of special training courses for people who either want to teach mowing, lead … Continue reading

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Scythes at Highgrove

There’s one more special ‘Learn to scythe’ course from last year that hasn’t had a mention here on the blog. I didn’t write about it at the time in the hope that there would be a photo to accompany it … Continue reading

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Love in the Meadow

During preparations for the Northern Scythe Competition, Christiane and I found ourselves mowing the same swath, perfect opportunity for some love in the meadow.

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Scythe Teachers' course 2012

This year I was invited to teach part of the course for people wanting to teach how to mow. These have been running since 2010 and I’ve been involved throughout, consulting on the content and working behind the scenes, especially … Continue reading

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One-to-One Scythe Tuition at Somerset Scythe Festival

Christiane and I will be running a small number of one-to-one workshops in mowing and peening at this year’s Somerset Scythe Festival on 16-17 June 2012 at Thorney Lakes, Muchelney. You can learn to improve your scything with individual attention … Continue reading

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Snathmaking – handgrip alignment

I’ve been making snaths since 2007 when Peter Vido of Scythe Connection gave me a very quick tutorial on the various angles and ergonomics of a scythe handle. Since then I’ve studied the info online, talked further with Peter and … Continue reading

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1st International Peening Day

In years to come thousands will claim to have been there but in truth a select bunch of six scythe folk turned up to Sprint Mill in Cumbria for International Peening Day. Huge numbers was never my objective and our … Continue reading

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Meadow raking in Austria

I’m on holiday this week in Austria and, with spring well on the way over here, Christiane and I spent a few hours together raking the meadow she mows. This is public land by the apartments where Christiane lives and … Continue reading

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Austrian Scythe Association end of year dinner

I’m in Austria this week and have just attended the Sensenverein Osterreich (Austrian Scythe Association) end of year dinner which Christiane Lechner and I were invited to by Walter Blumauer. The association has 220 members of which 31 turned out … Continue reading

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Koseni 2011 Czech Republic – pictures

The pictures from this years mowing fortnight in the Czech Republic are now online here. Great memories for me of the week that Christiane and I spent there, mowing and making hay with the other volunteers in a special conservation … Continue reading

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