tom at honeychrome.com
Fri Feb 29 07:54:00 EST 2008
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 7:35 PM, tom <tom at honeychrome.com> wrote:
>> For a practical tool avoid an old, antique American scythe- its a
>> different animal from a European scythe.
> I have one of those, because I inherited it.
> Even the old antiques did work well when they were sharp and in the
> hands of a skilled user. One of my great aunts used to mow quarter
> mile lane with scythe, and it looked absolutely easy. Of course, I had
> to try it, but I just couldn't get the hang of -- not that I tried
> really hard, and my aunt wasn't much of a teacher.
There is a classic Wendell Berry essay called The Good Scythe.
Thought maybe I could find it somewhere on the net, but no luck.
Well worth finding and reading (as is just about everything Wendell
Berry has written).
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