Kevin is a man usually addicted to his power tools…..
…but at the beginning of August he decided to go on a scything course at Challacombe. This was organised through Moor Meadows, a group with the aim of restoring wild flower meadows on Dartmoor. At Wray Valley we are gradually restoring our hay meadow and are looking for a more wildlife friendly way of cutting down the hay, bracken and brambles than attacking it with the petrol strimmer and brushcutter.
He had a great time, even though it was extremely hot. He caught up with an old neighbour last seen a couple of decades ago and is now the proud owner of an Austrian Scythe.
His scything technique is a lot better than Poldark’s and is getting better with practice but shall we take a vote on shirt on or off?
Tip: Turn the volume up. Its very relaxing to listen to the regular rhythm of the scythe cutting through the grass.