January 16, 2019

    Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – more dates added

    We have added more scythe course dates for the coming season, see below for details. There are courses for the beginner and the more experienced mowers. The first courses of the season are very popular, so book early! See below

    Mowing paths for a labyrinth with a Trimming Snath
    November 14, 2018

    Scything and Peening Workshops 2019 – first dates available

    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

    July 7, 2018

    Night Scents and Secrets

    Meadows are a beautiful sight but have you ever noticed their scents? During the day there is not much, except maybe the sweet smell of curing hay. Come the fall of evening though, the scents come alive. One of the

    June 25, 2018

    Misty Morning Meadow Mowing

    Sometimes an early rise during haying weather brings a surprise. We had a lovely hour of mowing in the atmospheric mist. The mist gradually burned off as the sun rose. The sun on the wet vegetation was stunning. I take

    June 14, 2018

    Scythe Festivals of Britain and Ireland

    This year’s West Country Scythe Festival was a great success. Don’t worry if you missed out. Here is a round up of the festivals that are still to come this summer. Look out for one near you! Team mowing at

    June 2, 2018

    Falci and Luxor Scythe blades at the Scythe Festival

    Phil will be taking Falci scythe blades and the Fux Luxor blade along to the West Country Scythe Festival (Sunday 10th June) If you will be there and would like to buy one, look out for him and ask!

    May 31, 2018

    The Ultimate Scythe Course

    The two day Improvers Scythe Masterclass is a fantastic opportunity to learn a lot more about the scythe and have some fun as well Why not come along? There are still a couple of places left on this year’s Improvers

    May 25, 2018

    How to Make Scything a Pleasure

    A scythe and the right conditions can turn cutting grass from a chore to a joy The edges of our forest garden have been getting rather overgrown. I got up early to give them a trim. My effort was well

    May 19, 2018

    When to Mow your Wildflower Meadow

    RHS Chelsea Flower show starts next week. And we will soon begin hay making with our annual “Chelsea Chop” Conventional advise has suggested waiting until July or later before beginning to cut wildflower meadows. In recent years this advice has