A list of things we do with a scythe wouldn’t be complete without hay making. Here is Phil mowing in the Top Field with an 85cm Profisense. Mowing in a hay meadow is a great opportunity to stretch out and mow wide swaths. It also gets the job done quicker. To facilitate this width of mowing, Phil is using a size 3 snath with a … Continue reading Things We Do With a Scythe 4 – Hay Making!
I used a Styria 65cm blade on our trimming snath to trim the vegetation on a bank in a neighbour’s garden recently. Before… I was walking by on my way to do another job in their garden and saw that it needed doing. Since I had the scythe in my hand I spent a few minutes giving the bank a trim. The job was quick … Continue reading Things We Do With a Scythe 3 – trimming banks and hedges
Here is Phil mowing a grass track that runs between the fenced boundary of the top hay field and a developing forest garden area. He is using a 75cm Profisense blade and mowed the approximately 100m track in little over an hour. This track is mowed two to three times a year. The clippings produced are used as mulch in the garden. In winter, the … Continue reading Things We Do With a Scythe 2: Mowing Trackways
To show the versatility of the scythe, I am intending to start a series of posts showing the various task we achieve using one on the land and in the gardens. So here, in no particular order of importance, is Number One: Trimming under the electric fence in the sheep field to stop the bottom wire shorting out on the grass. Grass growth has been … Continue reading Things We Do With a Scythe 1:
Trimming under an electric fence