Tag Archives: orchard

Winter scything course

My scythe season normally runs from May to October with the majority of courses taking place in the spring and summer. However the scythe is a tool suitable for managing all kinds of vegetation and which can work in any … Continue reading

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Scything Miss Whalley’s Field in Lancaster

The scythe is a brilliant tool for volunteers and I’ve taught groups involved in managing community orchards, meadows, allotments and conservation sites across the UK. Scything is safe, quiet and allows everyone to work at their own pace. Last week … Continue reading

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Scything Stockport's community orchard


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Leeds orchards scythe group


Don’t mess with the Leeds Orchard Scythe Team! Continue reading

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Scything around trees

Scything around trees
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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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Hand hay making with the scythe

The meadows are full of activity this week as farmers take advantage of the incredible weather to make hay while the sun shines. At Sprint Mill it’s no different except that we are making hay by hand. On Monday I … Continue reading

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Scything two orchards and more tussocks

I was back to Bradwell Community Orchard in Derbyshire last weekend with another beginners scythe course. I taught a group there last year and it was great to see Ellie, Andy and Sally again, mowing well but keen to have … Continue reading

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Mowing Course at Sprint Mill

On Sunday I ran the first of my mowing courses at Sprint Mill near Kendal in Cumbria. The course is designed to introduce people to mowing with a scythe or provide a refresher for those who would like to be … Continue reading

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