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


A sea of Rough Hawksbit and some sorrel flowers

Covid-19 Update

The current COVID-19 crisis presents us all with unprecedented challenges. We are monitoring the situation very closely, following Government advice as it…

wooden hay rake

Scythe Shop News

Spare rake teeth for Rudd’s rakes are back in stock The spring order from Schröckenfux is expected any day now, so we…

A Late Bracken Harvest

What to do if you’re running low on animal bedding? Go out and harvest more! The bracken on our farm needs controlling,…

Christmas order dates (and a bit of scything inspiration)

Thinking of buying a scythe for Christmas? Please place orders by Tuesday 17th December for delivery before Christmas. Orders received after this…

Scything and Peening Workshops in 2020

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

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…

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.