A one-day scything course for DPA volunteers was held at Pudsham on 1 August 2018.
It wasn’t long before the budding scythesmen and women were undertaking their first attempts.
A major aspect of scything, after safety, is maintaining a good cutting edge.
It is also very important to clean the blade, especially at the end of work.
The final photograph shows the progress made in scything a field of long grass. With thanks to Ralph Mackridge for allowing us to use his field.