We’ll be taking scythes along to this lovely community event in Carmarthen this Saturday, 4th March. Come along and say hello!
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?
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
Our first Introductory Scythe Course of the season is coming up on Saturday May 24th. While it is perfectly possible to become a good mower without going on a course, I thought I would let you know what we think can be gained by attending a course. Some people are “hands-on” learners. You can read about how to put a blade on a scythe, or … Continue reading The Value of Attending a Scythe Course
Due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be holding a seed swap at the National Woollen Museum this year. We will instead have a stand at the Carmarthen Seedy Saturday and Green Fair in St Peter’s Civic Hall, Saturday 8th March, 10am-3pm As well as bringing along home-saved seed from our garden, we will have the scythe shop with us, offering scythe sales, information and … Continue reading Seed Swaps and Scythe Stall 2014