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.
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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
This weekend at Sprint Mill, the goats were the stars of the show.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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