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TimeBank Hurunui

Sunday, April 5th 2020 9:30 AM — 12:00 PM

How to Scythe

Nev and Sue Sinclair will demonstrate scything, and show you blades and peening and sharpening techniques. You’ll also get a chance to try your hand.

Scythes are fitted to suit the scyther’s height, and various blades can be used depending on the job - from out-of-control field grass to well-groomed lawns, or when harvesting crops.

The Sinclairs learnt to scythe with Kristoff, an expert Austrian scyther, who called his technique, the "Tai Chi of scything". Scything is a pleasant, meditative activity yet progress is surprisingly quick, and it doesn’t drown out natural sounds such as birdsong. No more noisy, smelly weed-whackers or mowers!

Cost: 2.5 TimeBank Hurunui credits or $15. To Register, contact: 03 314 3406 or email