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