Category Archives: Courses

The Summer of Hay Making Begins.

Orchid in bud

It’s a weekend of firsts – we had our first beginners scythe course of the season yesterday and we started the first hay making of the year. Phil also found the first orchids in the hay field. The first was in bud……. and the second was starting to open. The beauty of the scythe is that the mower is very aware of the vegetation that is … Continue reading The Summer of Hay Making Begins. »

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 »

Spring Peen your Scythe Blade!

Spring is here. This is an ideal time to get your blade out and give it a thorough service ahead of the mowing season. Give it a good clean and get out your peening equipment, repair any dints and damage, sharpen the edge. We have a Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 3rd April if you need a bit of help and support to get … Continue reading Spring Peen your Scythe Blade! »

More Peening and Scythe Course dates added

We have added some more course dates for 2016. There will be  Introductory Scythe Courses on Saturday 28th May, Tuesday 28th June, Wednesday 27th July, Saturday 6th August and Sunday 21st August. The course costs £60 or £50 concession. There will be a Peening Workshop on Sunday 3rd April, Saturday 9th July and Sunday 18th September. The course costs £40. For more information on all courses, see this page [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=37][wp_eStore_fancy1 … Continue reading More Peening and Scythe Course dates added »

Extra course dates added, Extra flowering in the meadow

Due to the demand we have had for both Introductory Scythe courses and Peening workshops this year we have decided to add two extra dates. The additional Introductory Scythe course will be on Wednesday 16th September. The additional Peening and Sharpening Workshop on 30th August, a perfect opportunity to give your blade a thorough service, restore it to full sharpness and put right all those … Continue reading Extra course dates added, Extra flowering in the meadow »