Scything for beginners, one-day course at Assington Mill, Saturday 13 July
A scythe is an implement consisting of a long, curved single-edged blade with a long bent handle.
Learn to cut grass and weeds the “green” way, no noise, and no use of petrol or diesel, or heavy machinery. With the skills you will learn on the course, you will be able to cut anything from a small lawn, paths between allotments and borders, a hay meadow and a bramble patch.
The scything course includes setting up the scythe and its handle, sharpening and maintenance, which includes hammering the blade on an anvil, or peening.
Most of this practical course will be hands-on and outdoors, and much of the work does involve twisting and moving the back.
See the website, www.assingtonmill.com, for full details.