Due to demand, we have added an extra Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 10th September. The Peening and Sharpening workshop on Saturday 22nd July is now fully booked. Book for the September workshop, a great opportunity to give your blade an end of season MOT.
The “Mowing with Ease” workshop on Sunday 23rd of June is now full. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list. There are still a couple of spaces left on the Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Saturday 22nd June. Book soon to avoid disappointment!
At the end of any cutting, you’ll be able to look back and say, “The mower’s done a good job.” And feel good knowing that the mower was you. This is just one of the benefits of learning to scythe given by Dafydd Cheung, who came on a scythe course with us in 2016. . We couldn’t agree more. One of the less obvious benefits … Continue reading Reasons to Learn to Scythe in 2017
Due to demand, we have decided to offer one more chance to come and learn to mow with us this year. Our last Introductory Scythe Course for 2016 will be on Wednesday 14th September. See this page to book. We still have places on the Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 18th September. This is a great opportunity to get to grips with the art … Continue reading Extra Introductory Scythe Course Added
Following on from good grass growing conditions in the spring we are doing well with our hay harvest. A heavier crop per acre combined with pushing the making during a good spell of weather in June means that the stacks have been pretty much full for a couple of weeks now. There is still room to squeeze a bit more on the top as the … Continue reading Wind blown windrows
Mowing in full waterproofs, not what you might imagine when you are thinking about using a scythe. Nine brave folk happily took on the challenge on Tuesday during our wettest scythe course of 2016. The wet grass was cutting nicely though and there was the Red Barn to shelter in for tea breaks, lunch and peening discussions. We were impressed with the general level of … Continue reading Mowing in the rain
“Poldarking” is one of the latest words to have entered the scything lexicon. No, it’s not mowing with your top off. Rather, it refers to that style of mowing that seems to be more akin to golf then scything. You know the one, the scythe rises into the air to the right of the mower, sometimes several feet, then swings down fast and hard, cuts … Continue reading Poldarking vs Mowing with Ease