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Brum Reapers

When we think of mowing these days, noisy machines disturbing the piece on a Sunday afternoon may come to mind as homeowners take advantage of a dry day to tend gardens.  Yet, mowing by hand is the very ancient method of cutting meadows and crops using a long handled scythe, a method implied in the old and traditional nursery rhyme 'One Man Went to Mow'.

The Brum Reapers use this traditional way of cutting meadows.  Members of Sarehole Environmental Action Team were given funding to purchase wooden scythes together with training in how to use them and can be seen on certain days, out and about, tending grassland within The Shire Country Park working in this environmentally friendly, and low impact time-honoured way.
The group always welcome new recruits.

Your chance to learn a traditional craft with a surprising variety of useful modern applications.
Be part of a friendly group of mostly sane like-minded people.
Highly therapeautic rhythmic exercise - healthier and cheaper than the gym.
Steady stream of tea and biscuits
Time spent in beautiful places on your doorstep.
Training and Equipment provided.
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