New generation scythers

A regular topic of conversation at scythe meetings is how to engage more of the younger generation in scything, and indeed in practical rural activities generally. It is not difficult to see why the demographic for scything is biased to more mature users.  It’s a fact, for example, that active participation in voluntary conservation and Read more about New generation scythers[…]

Monty Don “Scythes cut grass very well”

In his new book ‘Down to Earth’ Monty Don has commented: “You don’t have to use a machine – scythes cut grass very well.”  This observation has sparked a surprisingly reactionary response from fellow gardening correspondents and garden machinery representatives. Monty’s assertion that scythes cut grass very well is factually true; it is indeed quite Read more about Monty Don “Scythes cut grass very well”[…]