[permaculture] Scythes

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at bellsouth.net
Thu Oct 29 02:17:02 EDT 2009

Juergen Botz 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.

Lois Grossman wrote:
> 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.

Here you go; these are the only sources for scythes, accessories and information you will ever need.

The Vidos (Kai, Peter, Alex and family):
They offer for sale an enormous array of Austrian scythes, snaths, sickles and accessories
and an encyclopedia of information, links and reference material.

Scythe Supply
Carol Fishbein
An excellent company with very nice scythes and accessories and lots of interesting, valuable information
and a lovely website.

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