The 50 cm length of the Falci 128 Trimming blade is now back in stock, as is the 80cm length of the Falci 106 International Meadow blade. We also have received stock of The Scything Handbook from the publishers, which is now available to buy from the book section of the shop. Something to read during the lengthening autumn evenings perhaps?
It’s called The Scything Handbook. Author Ian Miller is based on a small homestead in Iowa. The American publishers of the book, New Society say: “Written by a master of the scythe, professionally trained in Austria, and drawing deeply on research into original German texts, The Scything Handbook brings centuries-old scything techniques into the 21st century. Detailed illustrations cover scythe assembly, perfecting the stroke, blade … Continue reading There’s a new scythe book coming…..
Following trials of blades from the Italian Falci scythe factory this spring, we are pleased to offer a limited number of these blades in our shop. Available for the first time in the UK, these blades have a strong international reputation. See here for the blades on offer. More models may be added as trails continue. To give you a taster of the blades in … Continue reading Falci Scythe Blades
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
At last, there is a clear and concise guide to help you learn to scythe! There has long been a need for a guide that is in harmony with how the scythe is currently being used in the UK, and Steve Tomlin’s new book “Learn to Scythe” is just that. It gives instruction on every aspect of scythe use, from set up to good mowing … Continue reading Learn to Mow
Over the last month, we have been updating our online Scythe Shop. As well as being able to buy complete scythe kits online, it is now possible to buy all your scything extras and spares through the shop too eg blades, sharpening stones, peening equipment. If you are local to us, you are welcome to come to the Trust and buy in person, by prior … Continue reading Scythe Shop Update
This Sunday, 15th July is our Social Mow and Haymaking day at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust (see previous post for details.) The event will go ahead as planned, pretty much whatever the weather does – the grass is easier to mow wet anyway and we have a nice dry barn for lunch! I do believe, though, that the weather men are promising us a … Continue reading Social Mow on Sunday 15th July will happen, whatever the weather!