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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

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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 2015


It’s Scythe Festival time but there’s much more to it than just scything! Continue reading

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Scythe Festival on R4 Farming Today

The scythe is becoming more and more mainstream which is great news. A couple of weeks ago I was contacted to discuss the Scythe Revival with a producer for Radio 4 who then sent one of their team to the … Continue reading

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Scythe Champions 2013

After a 6 year reign by Simon Damant, the UK has a new Scythe Champion. On a beautiful day 28 competitors took part in the mowing finals at the Somerset Scythe Festival 2013. Simon made a time of 1:35 with … 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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