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.
One response to “Learning to Scythe”
Hat’s off to you Ben, that is darn hard work. I imagine, once you get into the flow, it’s quite mesmerizing though.
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