November 24, 2020

    Schröckenfux snath design updates

    Reducing Plastic Use In response to consumer demand, Schröckenfux are no longer adding the plastic guard to the end of their wooden adjustable snaths. This has led to a redesign of the clamp that attaches the blade to the snath.

    June 19, 2020

    The Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland

    For those of you who have not come across it already, do pop over and visit the website of the Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI). The Windrow – a good read SABI produces a newsletter, called The Windrow. Interesting

    March 17, 2020

    A Late Bracken Harvest

    What to do if you’re running low on animal bedding? Go out and harvest more! The bracken on our farm needs controlling, but it is also an incredibly useful resource. Amongst other things, we use it for cattle bedding. When

    November 9, 2019

    Scything and Peening Workshops in 2020

    In dark, rainy November we are starting to plan for the next scything season. The first courses of the season are very popular, so book early! See below for details. If you will be traveling from further afield, you can

    A human compass drawing circles in the meadow
    June 21, 2019

    Mowing Circles

    Tethered mowing… scything out a labyrinth in Cae Top ahead of a camp at the Trust this weekend. The meadows are looking stunning and buzzing with bees of all kinds. We enjoyed trying out the new trimming snaths we have

    Scythe Festival competition mowing
    April 18, 2019

    UK wide Scythe Festivals, Fairs and Events 2019

    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

    April 14, 2019

    Green Scythe Fair 2019 – tickets available

    The Green Scythe Fair 2018 was the most popular ever. This excellent little fair is deservedly going from strength to strength. To help manage traffic and numbers in 2019 the event will be ticketed. The Fair is on Sunday 9th

    March 16, 2019

    Peening – what is it and why bother?

    Is it worth learning to peen? Yes! Getting to grips with the art of peening is a transformative moment for many mowers. Good mowing technique will only get you so far. The key to easy, relaxed and efficient mowing is

    February 4, 2019

    The Scythe Masterclass 2019

    The Scythe Masterclass 7th and 8th June at the Green Scythe Fair, Muchelney Somerset. The Green Scythe Fair is the highlight of the scything calendar for many mowers. The Scythe Masterclass happens in the run up to the fair. Phil