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First Scythe Course of 2013

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 »

Introductory Scythe Course, May 25th

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 »

Grass and the Art of Scything

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 »