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Private scythe course in Nantwich

Toni & Ken look after a couple of acres near Nantwich in Cheshire. Toni contacted me wanting to learn to scythe so they could cut their meadow and make hay by hand for their donkeys. I travelled to meet them … Continue reading

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Scything and making hay by hand

I love hearing from students and their progress and successes after one of my courses. Rob came on my Learn to Scythe course at the beginning of June and set to making hay and hand baling it. Visit my Learn … Continue reading

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The Russian peasant's workout

“Working slowly and deliberately, with little noise, allows me to be part of nature, rather than striving against it. It’s a dance of sorts. The dance of the mower and the grass.”
A lovely article that captures the pleasures of scything in the New York Times 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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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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Mowing and haymaking weekend in the Yorkshire Dales

Join a scything team and help make hay on a North Yorkshire meadow. Continue reading

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Scythes and haymaking in Transylvania


Details of your chance to scythe and make hay in the mountains of Transylvania with a film from last years event. Continue reading

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Baling the hay

On thursday Paul & Grace put in a heroic effort, manning the baler through the heat and putting out a massive 50 bales while Kirsten & I continued to spread and turn the grass cut on tuesday. While we worked … Continue reading

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Hand hay making with the scythe

The meadows are full of activity this week as farmers take advantage of the incredible weather to make hay while the sun shines. At Sprint Mill it’s no different except that we are making hay by hand. On Monday I … Continue reading

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Koseni 2011 Czech Republic – pictures

The pictures from this years mowing fortnight in the Czech Republic are now online here. Great memories for me of the week that Christiane and I spent there, mowing and making hay with the other volunteers in a special conservation … Continue reading

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