Yesterday was International Peening Day. For our part, we held a Peening and Sharpening Workshop. The rain came in steady waves all day, so I was very glad that the day was mainly spent in the comfort of the Red Barn, where Phil described and demonstrated the process of [popup url=https://www.scythecymru.co.uk/scythes-for-sale/peening/ height=”800″ width=”800″]peening[/popup] in detail. Peening with a Jig Participants had plenty of time to … Continue reading “Get Ready to Mow” Peening Workshop 2014
Collecting graft material from an apple tree Here is Phil collecting material for grafting from an apple tree in our garden. The scions are stored with their butt ends in the ground to await grafting on to new root stock, either by us or during our Apple Tree Grafting Workshop later in the spring. Labelled bundles of apple scions being stored ready for use in … Continue reading Grafting Apple Trees – collecting scion wood
Tink, tink, tink…… Five people joined us today for our Peening and Sharpening Workshop. In the morning, Phil went through the principles of jig and free hand peening, and everyone had a go at both. Old blades were available for practice and confidence building. When using the jig, people enjoyed the opportunity to deliberately make “mistakes” on the practice blades, and see what happens when … Continue reading Peening and Sharpening Workshop
Rowing up in the evening. The greener rows cut by the Stackpole team can be seen towards the back. Yesterday 7 volunteers and wardens from the Stackpole Estate, a National Trust property in Pembrokeshire, came on a course to learn how to use the scythes that they have bought for use on the estate. After the boxes of scythes had been unpacked and set up, … Continue reading Mowing with Stackpole wardens and more haymaking!
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 April we are holding a Peening Workshop followed by a Social Peening event. The morning … Continue reading Get Ready to Mow!
Peening Workshop and Social Peening Event
Our 2012 Scythe course programme is now finalised – see the “courses” section of our website for more details.