The Somerset Scythe Festival

The Somerset Scythe FestivalA well attended show of around 5000 this year with the usual array of wonderful stalls selling organic food, old tools, blacksmithing, woodworking demos, plenty of music and fun was had.

Scything conditions were near perfect with record times being achieved. Kevin came second this year to George who stormed his plot in 40 seconds! Congratulations to him.

Team Cornwall also achieved 2nd place, thanks to Tracy Harris, Tim Radja and John Fenn.

 

Video curtesy of Steve Tomlin. https://stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/learn-to-scythe/

Some images from the day . . .

Kevin at Muchelney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assembled scythes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scythe talk-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scythe talk-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scything stall

Kevin’s Scything Tips at Keveral

scything demo at KeveralA throng of interested people soon gathered around Kevin at Keveral Farm’s Open Day recently. They were all eager to glean some tips on scything, and Kevin was happy to pass on some of his knowledge.

There has been a huge renaissance in scything of late and a lot of people are keen to reconnect with the ancient art. If you would like to know more about scything, why not take a look at our Scything Courses and Meetings page?

 

 

Keveral Open Day — Man-v-Machine

Keveral Open DayA great day was had by all at Keveral’s fantastic, and fun Open Day on Saturday the 27th May.

Hopefully this will be an annual event, and, hopefully too, Skyegrove will be hosting their own Open Day in the very near future.

The highlight of the Open Day was the Man-v-Machine Competition. All three contestants were well supported by the good-natured crowd.

So! — Was Mark ‘Bertie Bertollini’s’ mower knobbled? Will there be a revenge / grudge match at Skyegrove?

Let’s hope so! — Something we can all look forward to!

 

Don’t forget! — This weekend the wonderful craft fair, including scything competitions, at Muchelney, Somerset will be taking place (see our previous post Green Scythe Fair). Not to be missed!