For many years I have wanted learn to use a scythe, inspired by Simon Fairlie, and The Land Is Ours. Given that I don’t own a lawn mower, but I do have a lawn, I thought it was time to get a scythe and learn. I was taught by the amazing Jeremy Hastings. Here are some photos he took:
I had such a fun day. Jeremy is an amazing teacher and I enjoyed learning something new. Unlike pushing a lawn mower, scything takes some skill to learn and a lifetime to master. Like many things it requires you to become fully focussed on the activity and get into a state of flow.
If you want to find out more, here’s an article Jeremy wrote about scything.