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Improvers Scythe Course at the West Country Scythe Fair

Philip will once again be co-teaching on the Improvers Scythe Course in the lead up to the West Country Scythe Fair in Somerset this June. An excellent opportunity to improve your scything as well as meet and socailise with the wider UK scything community. Book your place now! To book, email Simon at scythes@myphone.coop tel 01297 561359   Why Struggle?  Learn how to get your … Continue reading Improvers Scythe Course at the West Country Scythe Fair »

Hedge trimming with a scythe

Today was one of the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust’s regular workdays. One of the tasks on the agenda was trimming the hedge banks of the access track. The middle section of the track, already rather narrow, was beginning to worry car drivers with it’s luxorious growth of bracken, bramble, fern and saplings.   Cue some rather unusual scything techniques. Standing with the hedge to our right, … Continue reading Hedge trimming with a scythe »

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 »

Industrial Mowing

Phil was out on Thursday doing what is probably his strangest mowing job to date. We had a call last week from a local weed management company asking if we could help them out. A local gas storage facility needed overgrown vegetation cut from within the compound as the ageing vegetation was considered a fire risk. However, the work inside the compound had to be … Continue reading Industrial Mowing »

At the Garden Party

We had a lovely time today at the Gardeners Question Time Summer Garden Party. It was held at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales, which were looking lush and beautiful in the summer sunshine. Much time was spent talking  – with established scythers, those who had heard of the scythe and were keen to know more and those for whom the Austrian scythe was totally … Continue reading At the Garden Party »

Gardeners Question Time Summer Garden Party

You may remember that I mentioned that Bunny Guinness, regular contributor on Gardener’s Question Time (GQT), is a fan of the Austrian Scythe (see here). The GQT Summer Garden Party is being held at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales on 19th July. As it is not far from us we will be taking our scythe shop along and giving GQT listeners a chance to … Continue reading Gardeners Question Time Summer Garden Party »