[permaculture] Scythes

Lois Grossman lgrossm2 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 09:44:53 EDT 2009


I agree with jurgen Botz regarding scything. One of the few places you can
get European scythes in the Northeast US is through scythesupply.com. They
do a brisk mail order business, too. I've been using one of their scythes
for three years and I really enjoy scything and having the vegetation it
generates for gardening.

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 5:57 AM, Juergen Botz <jurgen at botz.org> wrote:

> In Lawrence's list of lists there is one about Scythes,
> although it has little traffice as yet.
>
> I mow with a European scythe, and I find it an
> absolutely awesome form of exercise.  It builds strength
> in all the muscles of the midsection (the "powerhouse")
> in no time.  Just a couple of hours of mowing per week
> make you feel great, improve your posture, dramatically
> lower the risk of back injury, and so on.
>
> Mowing with a European scythe of course also puts you
> in closer touch with grasslands, is better for the health
> of the grass than any other method, and lets you mow
> even in difficult or steep terrain.
>
> I cannot recommend it highly enough.
>
> :j
>
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