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Learn to Scythe course 7th Sept 2014

Learn to scytheMy Learn to Scythe courses this year have been incredibly popular and booked up long in advance so, to try and accomodate the demand, I have organised an additional course on

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Extra learn to scythe course date 2013

Due to amazing demand this year from people keen to learn to scythe I have arranged an additional date for Sunday 8 Sept 2013 at Sprint Mill, near Kendal in Cumbria. Just £60 for a whole day of professional tuition … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in the Yorkshire Dales

This weekend’s Learn to Scythe course was organised by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of their ongoing hay meadow project. Based at Keasden Head farm with terrific views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks 10 students took part over … Continue reading

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100 Scythe Students!

Yesterday the 100th person learned to scythe with me. Counting the people I’ve taught at the Somerset and Cumbrian Scythe Festivals and while abroad it’s a lot more than that but now 100 people are mowing after coming on one … Continue reading

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Scythe Course 19 May Opening

I’ve had a cancellation on my Learn to Mow course on 19th May 2013 so there is now a space available for any of you who want to come and learn to use a scythe properly. The venue is the … Continue reading

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2013 scythe courses filling up

My Learn to Scythe course in May is now full with places booking up on the June and September dates too. I’ve been getting steady interest since before Christmas and it’s a great indication that the interest in scything is … 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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Buying the right size scythe

A scythe is a very personal tool and should be sized and adjusted to fit your body and mowing style for the most comfort and efficiency. This was especially true with the older English and American pattern scythes when the … Continue reading

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Countryfile scythe lesson

A look behind the camera during the filming at Brantwood House when I was asked to teach John Craven to scythe for BBC tv’s Countryfile. I would have preferred to give John some instruction in advance but they wanted it ‘live’ … Continue reading

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Scythe Improvers and Peening weekend

After teaching so many beginners to scythe this summer, it was great to see some of them back for my Improver’s course at the weekend. Like any skill, learning to scythe well takes time and practise and it helps to … Continue reading

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