Scything a path through our field

We discovered last summer that it was definitely necessary to cut back the grass to keep a path up the field to the wood. Last year we did this with strimmers which worked but were hardwork, noisy & fuel hungry. We recently discovered who use traditional hand tools and age old techniques, including scything, hedge laying and drystone walling to help people (like me!) manage land in an ecologically friendly way.

Danny and Helene from Handpowered came over from Llanidloes today to scythe this season’s path through the fast growing field grass and up through the rougher ground at the start of the wood. I was amazed how quickly the path emerged with the unhurried swinging motion of the scythes.


And a short while later, here’s the path for 2023…..

Next challenge the bracken……

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About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist
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1 Response to Scything a path through our field

  1. David Bushby says:

    If only you’d asked.


    div>A summer job

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