Category Archives: Scythe Festival

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 »

“Poldarking” in Cambridgeshire

“Dozens of people will be whipping out their scythes and ripping off their shirts for a spot of “Poldarking” in Cambridgeshire this weekend.” says this BBC article They are referring to the Eastern Counties Scythe Festivalat Wimpole, that happened this weekend. Phil couldn’t make it this year but here is a great picture of him mowing at the festival last year. Mowing at Wimpole 2014 … Continue reading “Poldarking” in Cambridgeshire »

Back Home and Back Mowing

Phil got back from the West Country Scythe Festival last night. He was back out mowing for hay first thing this morning. Essential parts of an early morning mowing kit! Coffee sweetened with honey from our own bees As usual, much fun was had at the scythe festival and during the courses in the run up – teaching, talking, the Scythe Association AGM, scythe displays … Continue reading Back Home and Back Mowing »

More Information about the Scythe Masterclass

Here is more information from Simon Fairlie about the upcoming Scythe Master Class at the West Country Scythe Festival: “The Master class is designed to perfect your mowing, sharpening and peening abilities and also explains how to manage a team and teach mowing to other people. Learning how to teach other people is a good way to focus on your own performance. Day 1 Thursday … Continue reading More Information about the Scythe Masterclass »

Scythe Master Class at the West Country Scythe Festival

June has arrived and thoughts are focused on the upcoming West Country Scythe Festival and Green Fair. The fair itself is on Sunday 14th June at Mulchelny in West Somerset, probably the biggest event in the British scything calender. Once again, Philip will be co-teaching the Master Class that precedes the festival. There are still a few places left on the course, which runs Thursday … Continue reading Scythe Master Class at the West Country Scythe Festival »