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Sharpening up for the Scything Season

It’s International Peening Day on 2nd April, the perfect time to get your blade ready for the busiest months of the scything year. If you want some help to start peening or to improve your skills come along to our … Continue reading

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Learn to Scythe in 2017

As Autumn turns to Winter we are already thinking ahead to the Spring and the start of the main scything season. Our 2017 gardening diary recently arrived through the post and some of the blanks have already been filled with … Continue reading

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Scything on Coast and Country (ITV Wales)

Back in August we spent an enjoyable day with Andrew from Coast and Country (ITV Wales), talking about scything and hand hay making. The piece will be going out this Friday 14th October at 8pm on ITV Wales. If you … Continue reading

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A Good Scythe at Work

The Austrian scythe is a versatile tool which we put to many uses on our holding. Here is a nice video featuring Peter Vido, the man who first introduced us to the Austrian scythe, showing some of the types of … Continue reading

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Scything on Countryfile

This enjoyable piece on the Austrian scythe and hand hay making featured on Countryfile last night, with prominent UK scythers Andi Rickard and Simon Fairlie. Countryfile – Meadows  – The scything starts at 30.35. The linking shot from the previous … Continue reading

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Mowing in the rain

Mowing in full waterproofs, not what you might imagine when you are thinking about using a scythe. Nine brave folk happily took on the challenge on Tuesday during our wettest scythe course of 2016. The wet grass was cutting nicely … Continue reading

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Poldarking vs Mowing with Ease

“Poldarking”  is one of the latest words to have entered the scything lexicon. No, it’s not mowing with your top off. Rather, it refers to that style of mowing that seems to be more akin to golf‎ then scything. You … Continue reading

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