10 October 2017

Scything the orchard wildflowers

It was time to cut the wildflowers in the orchard so instead of using strimmers we decided to have a one day course on scything with Austrian Scythes with Clive Leeke.  We practised getting the hang of it on short grass in the allotments and then we had a go at the real thing.

It wasn't easy but we had the excuse that the grass was knee high.  It certainly wasn't the same as a sunny wildflower meadow on some Austrian mountainside.