Scything & Hand Haymaking in West Wales

The scythe is a light and versatile tool.

It is quiet, does not use petrochemicals and is enjoyable and easy to use.

We use a scythe instead of a strimmer or mechanical mower for everything from mowing meadows to clearing brambles, with equal if not better results and no uncomfortable mechanical vibrations.

We would like to share our skills, built up from many years of using the Austrian scythe in our garden, around the smallholding, hand hay making, teaching, talking and sharing.

Scythe Sets

Buy all the kit you need to start scything here.

Scythe Shop

Buy scythe blades, parts and spares here.

Services

…for scythers both new and established

Courses

Scythe Courses and Peening Workshops

Reasons to love the scythe

Scythes are quiet

You can hear the birds whilst you are mowing. And the neighbours won’t mind if you start work at the crack of dawn.

It is much more enjoyable for a group of volunteers to work with scythes then strimmers. Conversation is still possible! And there is less disturbance to wildlife and other users of the space.

Scythes are green

No internal combustion engines and fully maintainable or replaceable parts.

Scythes are mobile.

Scythes can easily be taken to harder to access corners of a site, or be used to manage areas that are unsuitable for machines eg slopes

Scythes are effective

The scythe is a versatile tool, ideal for the small holder, gardener or volunteer group. It is capable of trimming around trees, clearing scrub, mowing the lawn, cutting hay…and much more.

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