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The Scythe Masterclass 2019

The Scythe Masterclass 7th and 8th June at the Green Scythe Fair, Muchelney Somerset. The Green Scythe Fair is the highlight of the scything calendar for many mowers. The Scythe Masterclass happens in the run up to the fair. Phil really enjoys being part of the teaching team and we get great feedback from past participants. What makes the Scythe Masterclass so special? It is … Continue reading The Scythe Masterclass 2019 »

In Praise of Bracken

¬†Bracken tends to get a pretty bad press, and with good reason. However, bracken can make a positive contribution to a habitat, garden or farm system. On our holding we have come to value rather then fear our stands of bracken. Bracken as part of Britain’s Ecology Bracken is natural part of the British flora. It provides valuable habitat for small mammals, birds and reptiles … Continue reading In Praise of Bracken »

Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – more dates added

We have added more scythe course dates for the coming season, see below for details. There are courses for the beginner and the more experienced mowers. The first courses of the season are very popular, so book early! See below for details. If you will be traveling from further afield, you can find a list of local accommodation to suit all budgets here Right: Mowing … Continue reading Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – more dates added »

Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – first dates available

Mowing paths for a labyrinth in 2017

In dark, rainy November we are starting to plan for the next scything season. The first courses of the season are very popular, so book early! See below for details. If you will be traveling from further afield, you can find a list of local accommodation to suit all budgets here Right: Mowing in the Mist, June 2018 Introductory Scythe Course The first Introductory Scythe … Continue reading Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – first dates available »

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 have been getting rather overgrown. I got up early to give them a trim. My effort was well rewarded. The early morning dew and a sharp blade made the grass easy to mow. Add in beautiful surroundings, gentle exercise, bird song and the … Continue reading How to Make Scything a Pleasure »

Spring Cleaning with the Scythe

At last the grass is growing! Spring has been slow to get underway this year, but now it has the garden is beginning to look rather ragged around the edges. Here is how we use the scythe to give the garden a bit of a Spring tidy up. The short video at the end shows some of the mowing techniques we use. Mowing and Creating … Continue reading Spring Cleaning with the Scythe »

Sharpening up for the Scything Season

Peening a 75cm Profisense

  It’s International Peening Day on 2nd April, the perfect time to get your blade ready for the busiest months of the scything year. If you want some help to start peening or to improve your skills come along to our Peening Workshop on 2nd April. We like to keep numbers small on this course so participants get as much one to one help as … Continue reading Sharpening up for the Scything Season »