The 2013 mowing season truly got underway this weekend with our first Introductory Scythe Course of the year. Eight enthusiastic participants gathered at the Trust, some local and some having travelled from North Wales and the Welsh/English borders. As usual we started of by getting everyone set up with a scythe, then went out into the short grass to practice the “Tai Chi” style scything … Continue reading First Scythe Course of 2013
Learning to sharpen the scythe on the Introductory Scythe Course, May 2012 We still have a couple of places left on our Introductory Scythe Course on May 25th. An Introductory course is a great place to start using a scythe, or as a refresher if you have had one for a while. On the course we cover scythe set up, mowing, sharpening and peening with … Continue reading Introductory Scythe Course, May 25th
We have just finalised our scythe course dates for 2013. We will be running several Introductory courses, a Peening and Sharpening workshop and a Mowing Workshop for the more experienced mower. See our courses page for more information.
We are just finalising our course dates for 2012. As well as courses for beginners and a Peening and Sharpening workshop, we will be holding a Scythe Workshop, aimed at those of you who already have scythes but would like help to get your scythe working better for you. Look out for details on our course listings page!
Our August Scythe course is fully booked, but due to demand, we have added an exta course on SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book your place.
Grass and the Art of Scything Our scything journey began in 2005. Penniless but keen, we managed to get a place on a Scythe Course being run in Somerset by Simon Fairlie, in exchange for helping out with the UK’s first Scythe Festival the next day. The course was taught by Peter Vido, a Slovakian by birth who emigrated to Canada where he makes extensive … Continue reading Grass and the Art of Scything