Monthly Archives: March 2014

International Scythe Peening Day April 2014

Clean before you peen! This annual spring Peening day is a prompt for SABI members to renew their relationship with their scythes and mowing.  Peening is a mysterious and elusive art, and can lead to some fairly obsessive and compulsive behaviour! To … Continue reading

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East and west country reed cutting by scythe – Winter 2014

West country commercial reed harvesting with a scythe.  by Chris Riley In January 2014 I was contracted to harvest reed from the bank of the river Exe near Topsham Lock, south of Exeter. The intended use of the reed on a thatched … Continue reading

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