Tag Archives: cumbria

Learning to peen a scythe with the jig

A second day in Cumbria with two of the estate team learning how to peen Austrian scythes with the peening jig. Lewis and Lee already maintain a lot of the other tools for the team so they were chosen to … Continue reading

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Scything in the Cumbrian rain

Today, I’ve been back to CGP Publishing to teach a Learn to Scythe course in Cumbria. I came and taught a scything workshop for them a few years ago but, with their team expanding, they decided another course was in … Continue reading

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Scything course in Cumbria

Very welcome cooler weather for the Learn to Scythe course at Brigflatts Meeting House in Sedbergh today. It’s a beautiful venue for the course and lovely to see the meadow changing over the years that I’ve been teaching and scything … Continue reading

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Scything drone footage

Many thanks to Andrew Brown for taking this aerial footage with his drone during the scything improvers’ course in Cumbria

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Scythe course for estate garden team

I’m just back from Cumbria where I was invited to teach a scything course for some of the gardening team at CGP Publishing. The company is housed in an amazing house and formal garden just outside Broughton in south Cumbria. … Continue reading

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Like a hot knife through butter (cups)


Come to the meadow and learn to mow easily and quietly with an Austrian scythe. Continue reading

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Traditional hay rake making at Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Shaving heads, knocking teeth – we had a great time at Stott Park and it wasn’t nearly as dangerous as it sounds. Continue reading

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Scything in North Cumbria


Scything, sunshine, smallholder. Continue reading

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Spoon carving workshop for Rusland Horizons


A beautiful spring weekend for a spoon carving workshop in the woods. Continue reading

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Community Scything in the North-West

Two opportunities to hone your scything skills and meet new people at community mowing events in the North-West. Continue reading

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