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

Green Scythe Fair 2017

Green Scythe Fair Logo“This is a magical one day environmental fair in a beautiful setting on the Somerset Levels run entirely by volunteers on wind, sun and muscle power. Excellent live music, over 70 stalls displaying traditional skills, crafts and produce, lively environmental debates, delicious organic local food, a variety of the best ales and ciders and a large kids area with activities throughout the day”

Visit the webiste here — Green Scythe Fair 2017

Green Scythe Fair 2017

Visit the webiste here — Green Scythe Fair 2017