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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

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

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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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Somerset Scythe Festival 2012 video

Many thanks to Richard Brown of Emorsgate Seeds and SABI chairman for this wonderful video from the Green Scythe Fair in Somerset. We’ve been looking without success for a traditional scythe song that we can sing while mowing in a … Continue reading

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Left hand scythe

While we were at the Somerset Scythe Festival I had the chance to try a left hand scythe. Mowing is traditionally a right-handed occupation, mostly so that mowers could work together in a team and everyone’s windrow would fall to … Continue reading

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Open mowing day in Cumbria

On saturday 9th june we’ll be at Sprint Mill near Kendal mowing one of the meadows which is due to be used for car parking during an event there at the end of the month. Rather than spoil the grass, Edward … Continue reading

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One-to-One Scythe Tuition at Somerset Scythe Festival

Christiane and I will be running a small number of one-to-one workshops in mowing and peening at this year’s Somerset Scythe Festival on 16-17 June 2012 at Thorney Lakes, Muchelney. You can learn to improve your scything with individual attention … Continue reading

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Cumbria Scythe Weekend – Team Mowing

The Sunday of our Cumbria Scythe Weekend was a group mowing day for members of the ‘North West Mowing Group’. This is mostly folk who met when I was teaching at the Scythe Festival in Elterwater last July. We meet … Continue reading

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Haystack Race

Almost forgot, the ‘Haystack Race’ was won by Simon Fairlie and Mike Ingram of ‘Team Pitchfork’.  What the winning time was, or how a winner was even chosen is beyond me.      

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Somerset 2011 – race times

As a follow-up to the race report, here’s all the times and quality marks for the individual competition along with a couple of photos of the expert team of judges and Simon Fairlie, festival organiser, scythe importer, compere and horn-blower. … Continue reading

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