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Scythe Association (Britain and Ireland), now with a WordPress Blog

Earlier this year, a small gathering of some of men and women interetsed in scything, decided to set up an Association. The new Scythe Association (Britain and Ireland), or SABI for short, had a further meeting at the West Country Scything festival, in June, and have now set up a website/blog.

Scything Association (Britain and Ireland) Blog


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Scything Courses 2011

Hi All

This year, instead of dedicating set days for running scything courses, I am going to teach people on an individual basis. The cost will stay at £50, but for this you get one to one tuition, rather than share my time with five other people. Not as lucrative for me, but a much nicer teaching and learning environment.

So if you want some individual training, including freehand peening, and blade repair, get in touch. Either through this blog, or call me on 01507 588543.

Looking forward to hearing from you.



Scything at The Sustainable Smallholding

Hi All

I have another Blog dedicated to scything, The Grinning Reaper, which I started in order to avoid including any of  my money making activities in this blog.


I know that we all need to earn money, but I didn’t want it to get in the way of this blog, which is designed to inform. As a quick check of my posting history will reveal, I always have less time to post in the Summer, which has meant that neither of these blogs is getting enough content, with the Scything blog suffering the most.

Therefore I have decided to put all of my future scything stuff here, including course details, and dates. Hopefully this will make it all easier to keep up with.  It also makes a lot of sense. Over the last fortnight, have been using my scythe in my  preparations for  planting trees in my new Forest Garden, and it seems silly to try and separate the scything from the tree planting.

I hope that people who now find this blog through searches related to scything, gain from the other stuff on here, and that everybody else gains from additional scything content.

All of the best