Category Archives: scythe festivals & events

English scythes at the Somerset Scythe Festival 2017


A old scythe is passed on to a new generation but will youth bring competition victory? Continue reading

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Somerset scythe competition 2017 final – video

Video of this year’s scythe championship final – keep your eye on the time, you won’t believe how fast they’re mowing! Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival 2017 Championships


This years champions from the Somerset Scythe Festival, including the man pictured above. Continue reading

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Somerset Scythe Festival Courses 2017

Somerset scythe festival 2017
Details of the masterclass and beginners scythe courses at this years Somerset Scythe Festival

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Community Scything in the North-West

Two opportunities to hone your scything skills and meet new people at community mowing events in the North-West. Continue reading

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Scythe Improvers’ Course at Scythe Fair

I will be teaching as part of a two-day Scythe Improvers’ course at the Somerset Scythe Festival in June. Book now to master your mowing. Continue reading

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Romanian rake maker video

A lovely video of Viktor-basci at work making wooden hay rakes in Gyimes, Transylvania. Continue reading

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Remembering Uncle Viktor

I received some sad news from Transylvania this week that Victor-basci (Uncle Viktor), the rake and scythe snath maker for the area around Gyimes, has died. I visited the area in 2011 to take part in a Haymaking Festival organised … Continue reading

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More than spoons at Spoonfest 2015

I’m just back from an extended trip to Spoonfest 2015. There are photos all over the web of the great carving that took place so here are some of my non-spoon highlights. Continue reading

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Scythers & Haymakers wanted!

Know how to scythe and looking for a chance to mow on a larger area? Training up for the European Scythe Championships in 2016? or just fancy helping out on a local conservation project? Well, here’s your chance Continue reading

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