Today was one of the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust’s regular workdays. One of the tasks on the agenda was trimming the hedge banks of the access track. The middle section of the track, already rather narrow, was beginning to worry car drivers with it’s luxorious growth of bracken, bramble, fern and saplings. Cue some rather unusual scything techniques. Standing with the hedge to our right, … Continue reading Hedge trimming with a scythe
I used a Styria 65cm blade on our trimming snath to trim the vegetation on a bank in a neighbour’s garden recently. Before… I was walking by on my way to do another job in their garden and saw that it needed doing. Since I had the scythe in my hand I spent a few minutes giving the bank a trim. The job was quick … Continue reading Things We Do With a Scythe 3 – trimming banks and hedges
I was cycling home recently when I saw someone trimming a verge with a string-stimmer. It looked like hot, slow and tiring work – the strimmer could only take small bites of the rank grass, it was obviously quite heavy and the user was wearing long sleeves and trousers and a mask in the hot afternoon sunshine to protect himself from flying vegetation. My first … Continue reading The Trimming Scythe – it’s not all about haymaking you know!