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


Peening – what is it and why bother?

Is it worth learning to peen? Yes! Getting to grips with the art of peening is a transformative moment for many mowers….

The Scythe Masterclass 2019

The Scythe Masterclass 7th and 8th June at the Green Scythe Fair, Muchelney Somerset. The Green Scythe Fair is the highlight of…

In Praise of Bracken

¬†Bracken tends to get a pretty bad press, and with good reason. However, bracken can make a positive contribution to a habitat,…

Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – more dates added

We have added more scythe course dates for the coming season, see below for details. There are courses for the beginner and…

Top Field in the snow

Scythes for Christmas

The last order date for Christmas delivery is Monday 17th December. Orders placed after 6pm on 17th December will be sent out…

Mowing paths for a labyrinth in 2017

Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – first dates available

In dark, rainy November we are starting to plan for the next scything season. The first courses of the season are very…

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.