May 3, 2018

    Spring Cleaning with the Scythe

    At last the grass is growing! Spring has been slow to get underway this year, but now it has the garden is beginning to look rather ragged around the edges. Here is how we use the scythe to give the

    March 22, 2018

    Field Names of Wales – Enwau Caeau Cymru

    Field names are much more attractive and memorable then Welsh Government identifying numbers. One of the benefits of learning Welsh is a better understanding of the meaning of these names, as well as a better chance of pronouncing them correctly!

    Top Field in the snow
    March 2, 2018

    Planning your Meadow Management

    Although it does not feel like it, spring will be upon us soon. Whether you have acres of grassland or a wildlife patch in the corner of your allotment, this is an ideal time to plan how you will manage

    Mowing paths for a labyrinth with a Trimming Snath
    January 25, 2018

    Planning a busy summer

    What better way to spend a cold January day then laying plans for Summer? ….and it looks like it will be a busy one! Here is how it looks so far, I expect there will be more to come. There

    Learning to Scythe in the Hay Meadow
    November 20, 2017

    Learn to Scythe and Learn to Peen in 2018

    Introductory Scythe Course The first Introductory Scythe Course of the year, Saturday 26th May 2018, is available to book now. Peening Workshop The first Peening and Sharpening workshop will be on Sunday 8th April. This is a great opportunity to

    August 21, 2017

    You Can Scythe in the Rain.

    Unlike mechanical mowers a scythe is perfectly happy cutting wet vegetation ….which is lucky really, considering the weather we have been having. The view out of the window may not be very enticing, but sometimes you just have to get

    Cearing a path in the woods
    August 1, 2017

    The Austrian Scythe – a versatile tool

    People buy a scythe for lots of reasons – for managing everything from a smallholding to the edges of a heritage railway line. Looking at our site at this time of year it can appear that our scythe use is

    July 21, 2017

    Hay Making during unsettled weather

      Occasionally we get a long spell of settled weather when we can make hay at full pace.  Our early hay making was like this, with about 1.5 acres in the barn by the end. Right now we are in

    July 11, 2017

    Extra Peening and Sharpening Workshop for 2017

    Due to demand, we have added an extra Peening and Sharpening Workshop on Sunday 10th September. The Peening and Sharpening workshop on Saturday 22nd July is now fully booked. Book for the September workshop, a great opportunity to give your