By: Simon Webster | January 25, 2013
The swish of the scythe, the clank of the blacksmith’s hammer and the splash of cow’s milk hitting a bucket will be the soothing soundtrack to a Scything Plus Workshop Festival near Mudgee, NSW.
Craftsmen and women from across the land (and over the oceans) will be descending on Hazelcombe Farm to share their skills in a weekend of demonstrations and workshops from April 12-14.
The exact line-up is still being finalised. Activities already locked in include:
- Scything (and maintaining a scythe)
- Horse-drawn ploughing and soil preparation
- Making sauerkraut
- Milking the family cow
- Making biofertilisers
- Tool sharpening
- Growing vegetables naturally
- Using herbs and weeds for medicine
Heaps more stuff is in the pipeline for what looks like a wild weekend of super sustainability.
“Big thing is we all have a lot of fun and teach each other skills,” says the host, farmer and scythe enthusiast, Dan Power.
Prices are $120 for the Saturday only, $200 for the weekend. Children aged 6-14: $50. All meals included. Early bird discounts apply for booking made before February 28.
Camping is available free on site, with more comfortable options nearby.