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 and informative, the latest issue and the back catalog are available to view here. Scythe Local Given the current Covid situation, we’d really like to … Continue reading The Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland
Winter is somewhat of a quiet season for the scythe but for a number of years now Richard Brown, member of the Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI), has been giving fellow members an opportunity to get in a bit of winter mowing by cutting reed on the wildlife reserve he manages in Norfolk. Phil went up and helped last year, when the cutting … Continue reading Cutting Norfolk Reed with a Scythe
Poldark continues to create interest in the scything world! Here is fellow SABI member Chris Riley being interviewed on Farming Today, BBC Radio 4, broadcast yesterday morning. The interviewer asks his opinion on Poldark’s mowing and then all about the Austrian scythe.
Phil’s bike, loaded with scythe equipment, in Norfolk Square, London Phil went to the Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI) winter meeting at the end of January, hosted by John Letts in Oxfordshire. With a mix of business and socialising, a good time was had by all. Simon Damant has a nice report on his blog, here with some great pictures. While meeting up … Continue reading SABI Winter Meeting and How Scythes Travel By Bike