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Scything in Northumberland

Scything in Northumbria
What to do if you’ve too much mowing for you and your scythe alone? Lizzie and Peter from Northumbria have the answer. Continue reading

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A weekend of scything

This weekend at Sprint Mill, the goats were the stars of the show.
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Making wooden hay rakes video – North West England

Were these men really so relieved to have their hand work replaced by being machine operators? I’m glad to still be hand making hay rakes in the NW. Continue reading

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Scythe course in NE Scotland

It’s a long drive from Kendal to the north-east of Scotland but it’s all worth it when you’re enjoying teaching people to scythe and the meadow is as nice as it was this weekend. I was invited up to teach … Continue reading

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Mowing in the orchard

Lovely mowing conditions and the chance to cut a nice clean sward for hay making in the orchard at Sprint Mill. Peaceful and sustainable, it’s such a nice way to spend the morning and everyone can work at their own … Continue reading

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Scythe haymaking video

I made this video during the Scythe Improvers and peening courses I ran in August with clips of the group learning to mow in the orchard, hammering and cutting weeds on a slope. It also includes the haymaking Edward, Christiane … Continue reading

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Hay Meadow seminars in Brussels

Barbara Knowles, who organises the Hay Making festival in Transylvania has just sent me details of these two events taking place in Brussels looking at the issue of supporting Europe’s hay meadow. Europe’s hay meadows in decline – what are … Continue reading

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Scythe course in Westmorland Gazette

The weather in Cumbria has turned decidedly un-summer like so perhaps that’s part of the reason the Westmorland Gazette, our local paper decided to run a story of my Learn to Mow with an Austrian Scythe course. Somehow they managed … Continue reading

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Open mowing day in Cumbria

On saturday 9th june we’ll be at Sprint Mill near Kendal mowing one of the meadows which is due to be used for car parking during an event there at the end of the month. Rather than spoil the grass, Edward … Continue reading

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Hay Baler

With the hot, dry weather we’ve been having we decided to make hay from the grass cut on my learn to scythe course. The grass is quite light which made the scything easier and also meant it made in to … Continue reading

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