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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 »

The Ultimate Scythe Course

The two day Improvers Scythe Masterclass is a fantastic opportunity to learn a lot more about the scythe and have some fun as well Why not come along? There are still a couple of places left on this year’s Improvers Masterclass, held in Muchelney, Somerset. The course runs from Friday 8th June – Saturday 9th June, followed by the annual West Country Scythe Festival and … Continue reading The Ultimate Scythe Course »

Scythe Better!

It’s not long now until the Twelfth West Country Scythe Festival. If you are looking to improve your scything skills there is still time to book on the Improvers Scythe Course (10th -11th June) that runs in the lead up to the fair. An excellent opportunity to improve your scything as well as meet and socialise with the wider UK scything community. Book your place now! To book, … Continue reading Scythe Better! »

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 »

Back Home and Back Mowing

Phil got back from the West Country Scythe Festival last night. He was back out mowing for hay first thing this morning. Essential parts of an early morning mowing kit! Coffee sweetened with honey from our own bees As usual, much fun was had at the scythe festival and during the courses in the run up – teaching, talking, the Scythe Association AGM, scythe displays … Continue reading Back Home and Back Mowing »

Frosty Hay Making

What unusual hay making weather it has been. The wind has blown from all four quadrants and has now settled in the North. We have had at least two June grass frosts this week, including one last night (emergency fleece has been deployed in the garden to protect tender crops!). Usually when hay making work in the day is hot and rowing up and hauling … Continue reading Frosty Hay Making »

More Information about the Scythe Masterclass

Here is more information from Simon Fairlie about the upcoming Scythe Master Class at the West Country Scythe Festival: “The Master class is designed to perfect your mowing, sharpening and peening abilities and also explains how to manage a team and teach mowing to other people. Learning how to teach other people is a good way to focus on your own performance. Day 1 Thursday … Continue reading More Information about the Scythe Masterclass »