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Learn to Scythe in 2017

As Autumn turns to Winter we are already thinking ahead to the Spring and the start of the main scything season. Our 2017 gardening diary recently arrived through the post and some of the blanks have already been filled with course dates – see here for details, more dates to follow soon. Of course before we get to the New Year there is Christmas to … Continue reading Learn to Scythe in 2017 »

Scything on Coast and Country (ITV Wales)

Back in August we spent an enjoyable day with Andrew from Coast and Country (ITV Wales), talking about scything and hand hay making. The piece will be going out this Friday 14th October at 8pm on ITV Wales. If you live outside of Wales, the programme will be available at Coast and Country, Series 4, Episode-17 The part recorded at the Trust starts at 11 … Continue reading Scything on Coast and Country (ITV Wales) »

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 »

Wind blown windrows

Following on from good grass growing conditions in the spring we are doing well with our hay harvest. A heavier crop per acre combined with pushing the making during a good spell of weather in June means that the stacks have been pretty much full for a couple of weeks now. There is still room to squeeze a bit more on the top as the … Continue reading Wind blown windrows »

Mowing in the rain

Mowing in full waterproofs, not what you might imagine when you are thinking about using a scythe. Nine brave folk happily took on the challenge on Tuesday during our wettest scythe course of 2016. The wet grass was cutting nicely though and there was the Red Barn to shelter in for tea breaks, lunch and peening discussions. We were impressed with the general level of … Continue reading Mowing in the rain »

Hay under the Hedge

Cae Mari Jones set up ready for a Scythe Course This morning Phil was doing more mowing in preparation for the Introductory Scythe Course we are running tomorrow. The field is now ready for the course participants to mow together during the morning session. He has mown a series of windrows of increasing length (see picture), creating a staggered start. Everyone can begin mowing at … Continue reading Hay under the Hedge »