Learning to sharpen the scythe on the Introductory Scythe Course, May 2012We still have a couple of places left on our Introductory Scythe Course on June 23rd. An Introductory course is a great place to start using a scythe, or as a refresher if you have had one for a … Continue reading Introductory Scythe Course, June 23rd »
Hay making season is on it’s way! And it seems quite a lot of people are interested in making hay by hand. This summer we are planning to post daily updates of our hand hay making activities, showing the whole process from mowing to storing on hay racks or stacking … Continue reading Daily Hand Hay Making Blog »
The 2013 mowing season truly got underway this weekend with our first Introductory Scythe Course of the year. Eight enthusiastic participants gathered at the Trust, some local and some having travelled from North Wales and the Welsh/English borders. As usual we started of by getting everyone set up with a … Continue reading First Scythe Course of 2013 »
Join us on Sunday 21st July for our annual social mow on the wildflower meadows of Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust. Meet fellow scythers, share mowing tips and tricks, learn about hand hay making techniques and building hay racks followed by a bring and share lunch. We will be mowing from … Continue reading Mowing and Hand Hay Making Day at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust »
I was cycling home recently when I saw someone trimming a verge with a string-stimmer. It looked like hot, slow and tiring work – the strimmer could only take small bites of the rank grass, it was obviously quite heavy and the user was wearing long sleeves and trousers and … Continue reading The Trimming Scythe – it’s not all about haymaking you know! »
Learning to sharpen the scythe on the Introductory Scythe Course, May 2012We still have a couple of places left on our Introductory Scythe Course on May 25th. An Introductory course is a great place to start using a scythe, or as a refresher if you have had one for a … Continue reading Introductory Scythe Course, May 25th »
With the lengthening days our thoughts are turning towards the main mowing season, and making sure our scythes are ready to mow. If your scythe has been gathering dust (or worse rust….) all winter we have just the workshop to get you set up for the year ahead. On 7th … Continue reading Get Ready to Mow!
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Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust will have a Seed Swap table at the Eco Fair in the National Woollen Museum, Drefach Felindre on Saturday 23rd March, 10am until 3pm. Bring along your home-saved or spare seed to swap and share! There will be seed available from the Heritage Seed Library (HSL), … Continue reading Seed Swap, Scythe Stand and Apple Grafting Workshop »
We have just finalised our scythe course dates for 2013. We will be running several Introductory courses, a Peening and Sharpening workshop and a Mowing Workshop for the more experienced mower. See our courses page for more information.