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


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…

Night Scents and Secrets

Meadows are a beautiful sight but have you ever noticed their scents? During the day there is not much, except maybe the…

Misty Morning Meadow Mowing

Sometimes an early rise during haying weather brings a surprise. We had a lovely hour of mowing in the atmospheric mist. The…

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…

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.