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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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Extra Introductory Scythe Course Added

Due to demand, we have decided to offer one more chance to come and learn to mow with us this year. Our last Introductory Scythe Course for 2016 will be on Wednesday 14th September. See this page to book. We … Continue reading

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Wind blown windrows

Following on from good grass growing conditions in the spring we are doing well with our hay harvest. A heavier crop per acre combined with pushing the making during a good spell of weather in June means that the stacks … Continue reading

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Saving the Hay

National Meadows Day last Sunday saw us spending a fair part of the day out in one of the Trust’s meadows, saving the hay. This is grass that was cut in the rain on our last scythe course. We would … 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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The Summer of Hay Making Begins.

It’s a weekend of firsts – we had our first beginners scythe course of the season yesterday and we started the first hay making of the year. Phil also found the first orchids in the hay field. The first was in … Continue reading

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