Tag Archives: scything

Scything in Yorkshire Dales

Just a couple of photos from a terrific scything course at Malham in Yorkshire as part of the Bee Together project for the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust. A great group of people, fantastic scenery and wonderful venue at Hill Top … Continue reading

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When scythes go bad

The scythe season is rapidly approaching and I hope I’ll see you on one of my Learn to Scythe courses where you’ll learn to set up, sharpen and mow for the maximum effectiveness and enjoyment. One of the trickiest things … Continue reading

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Scything rushes in Scotland


Rushes, scythes, mountains and beautiful weather all add up to an amazing to the far north. Continue reading

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Greenwood and scythe course dates 2017

Ash splint basketry course 2017

What do you want to learn this year? Craft courses make fantastic presents or a wonderful mini-break for yourself.

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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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Learn to Scythe book

Learn to Scythe book
My new book ‘Learn to Scythe’, a practical guide to the skills and techniques of mowing is now available. Buy the book and learn how to manage your land with this beautiful and effective tool, ideal if you can’t get on one of my courses or want to supplement your learning. 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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Ross Poldark Scything

What is Ross Poldark doing with his scythe? Continue reading

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Scything for bad backs

Some great feedback from Jen, who I taught how to scythe a couple of weeks ago and who suffers with scoliosis in her back. Continue reading

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How's Your Peening?

<img class="alignright" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7670707366_e589e367dc_m.jpg" alt="scythe peening workshop" / Well, Peening Day is done for another year; I hope you got your blades nicely cleaned and sharpened ready for the mowing season. If you're struggling, try asking yourself these questions Continue reading

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