Category Archives: Peening and Sharpening

Extra Introductory Scythe Course Added

Learn to scythe

Due to demand, we have decided to offer one more chance to come and learn to mow with us this year. Our last Introductory Scythe Course for 2016 will be on Wednesday 14th September. See this page to book. We still have places on the Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 18th September. This is a great opportunity to get to grips with the art … Continue reading Extra Introductory Scythe Course Added »

Peening to Keep Mowing

Hay rowed up for the night on Cae Mari Jones

Whilst mowing this morning both Phil and I were sharpening more frequently than usual to keep our blades mowing well – time for a peen. Here is Phil working on my 75cm Profisense ready for tomorrow morning’s mowing. Permaculture Magazine are featuring an article by us on peening in their latest issue. We want to encourage more people to experience the benefits that peening can … Continue reading Peening to Keep Mowing »

Peening for the Spring Festival

Edge peening a styria blade

It’s only 12 days until the Spring Festival (previously the Smallholder Show) run by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. We are exhibiting Austrian scythe at the show this year and preparations are in full swing. Phil has been peening his way through an impressive pile of blades, preparing them both for the festival and for our first scythe course of the year on 28th May. … Continue reading Peening for the Spring Festival »

Spring Peen your Scythe Blade!

Spring is here. This is an ideal time to get your blade out and give it a thorough service ahead of the mowing season. Give it a good clean and get out your peening equipment, repair any dints and damage, sharpen the edge. We have a Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 3rd April if you need a bit of help and support to get … Continue reading Spring Peen your Scythe Blade! »

More Peening and Scythe Course dates added

We have added some more course dates for 2016. There will be  Introductory Scythe Courses on Saturday 28th May, Tuesday 28th June, Wednesday 27th July, Saturday 6th August and Sunday 21st August. The course costs £60 or £50 concession. There will be a Peening Workshop on Sunday 3rd April, Saturday 9th July and Sunday 18th September. The course costs £40. For more information on all courses, see this page [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=37][wp_eStore_fancy1 … Continue reading More Peening and Scythe Course dates added »

Extra course dates added, Extra flowering in the meadow

Due to the demand we have had for both Introductory Scythe courses and Peening workshops this year we have decided to add two extra dates. The additional Introductory Scythe course will be on Wednesday 16th September. The additional Peening and Sharpening Workshop on 30th August, a perfect opportunity to give your blade a thorough service, restore it to full sharpness and put right all those … Continue reading Extra course dates added, Extra flowering in the meadow »

Get Ready to Mow! Peening Workshop

Spring is gathering pace and the grass is starting to grow. Soon the mowing season will be upon us and it will be time to get your scythe into action, if it hasn’t already been hard at work clearing brambles and weeds all winter. On Tuesday 14th April will we be holding our first Peening Workshop of the season, the perfect opportunity to get your … Continue reading Get Ready to Mow! Peening Workshop »