Learning to Scythe in the Hay Meadow

Learning to scythe in the hay meadow

Scythe Shop

Scything Courses

Peening a 75cm Profisense

Blade Peening Service


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You Can Scythe in the Rain.

Unlike mechanical mowers a scythe is perfectly happy cutting wet vegetation ….which is lucky really, considering the weather we have been having….

Cearing a path in the woods

The Austrian Scythe – a versatile tool

People buy a scythe for lots of reasons – for managing everything from a smallholding to the edges of a heritage railway…

Hay Making during unsettled weather

  Occasionally we get a long spell of settled weather when we can make hay at full pace.  Our early hay making…


Extra Peening and Sharpening Workshop for 2017

Due to demand, we have added an extra Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 10th September. The Peening and Sharpening workshop on…

Giving part of the meadow the Chelsea Chop

Making an Early Start. Conventional advise has suggested waiting until July or later before beginning to cut wildflower meadows. However, in recent…

“Mowing with Ease” workshop fully booked

The “Mowing with Ease” workshop on Sunday 23rd of June is now full. Please contact us if you would like to be…


The Austrian Scythe is a light and versatile tool.

It is quiet, requires no petrochemicals to run and is enjoyable and easy to use.  We use a scythe instead of a strimmer or mechanical mower for everything from mowing meadows to clearing brambles, with equal if not better results and no uncomfortable mechanical vibrations.

We would like to share our skills, built up from many years of using the scythe in our garden, around the smallholding, hand hay making, teaching, talking and sharing.

We run courses to get you started on your scything journey or help you as you progress. In our shop we sell the same high quality equipment that we use. Through this website we share information about many aspects of scything, hand hay making and hand farming.