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


News

Extra Scythe Course Dates!

We’ve added another Introductory Scythe Course on Saturday 17th August The aim of this course is to teach you what you need…

A human compass drawing circles in the meadow

Mowing Circles

Tethered mowing… scything out a labyrinth in Cae Top ahead of a camp at the Trust this weekend. The meadows are looking…

May Scythe Course – Only one place left!

We run a selection of scythe course over the summer There are courses for the beginner and the more experienced mowers. The…


Scythe Festival competition mowing

UK wide Scythe Festivals, Fairs and Events 2019

The number of scythe related events grows every year. A scythe festival is a great way to meet other scythers, learn more…

Green Scythe Fair 2019 – tickets available

The Green Scythe Fair 2018 was the most popular ever. This excellent little fair is deservedly going from strength to strength. To…

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 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.