Using the Scythe — From Contributor Matt Miles

See yesterday’s post on the scythe’s background, also from Matt Miles. Using a scythe is straightforward enough. The user lifts the snath and brings the blade down in a circular, sweeping motion to cut grass or grain close to the ground, aiming to cut as much as possible with each swing of the scythe blade, … More Using the Scythe — From Contributor Matt Miles

Notes on the Scythe — From Contributor Matt Miles

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s follow-up post on using the scythe, also from Matt Miles. Much like the broadfork, the scythe is a human-powered alternative to mechanical and power-driven mowers that have largely displaced the scythe from the farmer’s tool shed. However, in recent years this tool has enjoyed a comeback with small farmers and homesteaders … More Notes on the Scythe — From Contributor Matt Miles