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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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Learning to scythe in buttercups

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Buttery conditions for my first Learn to Scythe course of the year.
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Learn to Scythe courses 2016

Learn scything courses 2016
Learn to Scythe in Cumbria in 2016:
27th May or 16th July – £80 To book a place email stevetomlin8@gmail.com Continue reading

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Scythers & Haymakers wanted!

Know how to scythe and looking for a chance to mow on a larger area? Training up for the European Scythe Championships in 2016? or just fancy helping out on a local conservation project? Well, here’s your chance Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe first course for 2015

The weather forecast was for heavy rain all day, how did my first Lean to Scythe course of 2015 turn out? Here’s a clue:
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