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


Scythe Festivals of Britain and Ireland

This year’s West Country Scythe Festival was a great success. Don’t worry if you missed out. Here is a round up of…

Peening Bench made from Offcuts

Make a Simple Peening Bench from Offcuts of Timber

A Peening Bench or Peening Pony  Before you begin peening, you need to mount your peening jig or anvil. There are many…

Falci and Luxor Scythe blades at the Scythe Festival

Phil will be taking Falci scythe blades and the Fux Luxor blade along to the West Country Scythe Festival (Sunday 10th June)…

The Ultimate Scythe Course

The two day Improvers Scythe Masterclass is a fantastic opportunity to learn a lot more about the scythe and have some fun…

How to Make Scything a Pleasure

A scythe and the right conditions can turn cutting grass from a chore to a joy The edges of our forest garden…

When to Mow your Wildflower Meadow

RHS Chelsea Flower show starts next week. And we will soon begin hay making with our annual “Chelsea Chop” Conventional advise has…

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.