The number of scythe related events grows every year. A scythe festival is a great way to meet other scythers, learn more about the craft, cheer on the mowers in the competitions and maybe even enter yourself. Here is a round up of the ones I know about. If there is any I have missed, let me know!
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 trials of blades from the Italian Falci scythe factory this spring, we are pleased to offer a limited number of these blades in our shop. Available for the first time in the UK, these blades have a strong international reputation. See here for the blades on offer. More models may be added as trails continue. To give you a taster of the blades in … Continue reading Falci Scythe Blades
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!
One of my personnel markers of Spring is the moment when the sheep refuse even the sweetest hay in favor of the new grass growth, sparse as that may be. Thoughts then start to turn towards making the next crop. One of the first annual tasks in the hay meadow is flattening mole hills. While moles may be indicators of a healthy worm population, mole … Continue reading Moles in the Meadows
Scythe Cymru will be having a stand at Carmarthen’s annual Seedy Saturday and Green Fayre on Saturday 5th March. This is a great event, why not pop by and say hello?
Every autumn we look out for the attractive and highly coloured waxcaps (hygrocybe spp), spindle and coral fungi on the farm and at our local churchyards. Worth a search but harder to spot are the strange looking earthtounges. These fungi are strongly associated with old grassland, church yards and lawns and are as distinctive a part of our undisturbed grassland as the wild flowers of the … Continue reading Waxcap Time