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Autumn mowing to restore balance

Whilst midsummer hay time in June/July is undoubtedly the most important mowing event in the scything calendar, there is important work for the scythe in meadows both in spring (which I wrote about in the new year) and the aftermath … Continue reading

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The 2016 Wimpole Scythe Festival

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Originally posted on Wympole & Wratsworth:
The West Country Scythe Festival 2016 A good time was had by all at the West Country Scythe festival if a bit wet on Sunday, the results can be found here. ? Setting up…

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Wimpole scything festival 2016 video

A video for your amusement, Jim McVittie suggested the Morris men and a fine additional they were.

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Community Scything in the North-West

Originally posted on Steve Tomlin Crafts:
One of the nicest things about scything is that the lack of noise makes it a lovely community activity. Chatting while you work and seeing a huge amount of work done is a great…

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Team racing in Somerset 2016

A short video of the team races at the West Country scything festival 2016.

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12th West Country Scythe Festival Competition Results 2016

5 x 5 metre Results As in last year year’s final only seconds separated the three fastest mowers. Kevin Austin emerged as the new undisputed  champion with both the fastest time and best quality of the three.  Mark Allery proved the English scythe by coming third; very … Continue reading

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Scythe Improvers’ Course 2016

Why Struggle?  Learn how to get your blades sharper and to scythe expertly at the IMPROVERS’ COURSE at the West Country Scythe Fair Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June  for • mowers with some experience who want to develop their … Continue reading

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