The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools

The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools By David Tresemer ✎ – Heartforum.co.uk In the last few years, interest in the scythe has grown remarkably and so have the sales of The Scythe Book Now Peter Vido, who has written two outstanding articles for Small Farmer s Journal on the u Book: Mowing eBook ☆ In Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Kindle - the last few years, interest in the scythe has grown remarkably and so have the sales of The Scythe Book Now Peter Vido, who has written two outstanding articles for Small The Scythe Epub / Farmer s Journal on the use of the scythe, has contributed an addendum for this book on the practical use of the scythe based on his own extensive research and experience.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools
  • David Tresemer
  • English
  • 12 October 2018
  • 0911469192

10 thoughts on “The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools

  1. Aleksandar Janković says:

    Overall, this is an excellent book that goes deep into the tools, techniques and philosophy of using the scythe The addendum by Peter Vigo goes a step further in sheer practicality, while the writing of David Tresemer isfor the scythe completionist.Being an amateur scythe user on a homestead, I had expectations that this book would take my scything to the next level However, after reading it I decided to hang up my scythe for the time being and get an engine powered brush cutter Here s Overall, this is an excellent book that goes deep into the tools, techniques and philosophy of using the scythe The addendum by Peter Vigo goes a step further in sheer practicality, while the writing of David Tresemer isfor the scythe completionist.Being an amateur scythe user on a homestead, I had expectations that this book would take my scything to the next level However, after reading it I decided to hang up my scythe for the time being and get an engine powered brush cutter Here s why 1 Finding quality scythe parts blade, snath, honing and peening tools has become a big challenge in most places today2 As most manual skills on the homestead, this one requires quite a bit of practice3 Spring time is the most action packed time of the year on any homestead, when we re looking to get the job done as fast as possible This also happens to be the time that the scythe would see the most useConsidering all of the points above, ideology would be the only reason to go for the manual scythe over its motorized counterpart While an admirable goal, reading this book is only the first 5% of the journey I will be on the lookout for quality scythe parts in the coming years, as well as fashioning my own snath with hopes of one day mastering this ancient tool

  2. Jacob Lehman says:

    I got this book when I got my scythe I still use my riding mower too I have too much land and a day job that takes too much time , but I love the thought that went into this and the gentle appreciation for the art of work.

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  4. Karen says:

    This is a wonderful little book The author cites scything verse by Robert Frost, Andrew Marvell, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and many other poets and writers, but it s not just a romantic overview of the scythe in history There s lots of practical detail to help a person teach herself how to use a scythe Here is an enticing passage Until the invention of the hand pushed rotary lawn mower in 1831, all lawns were kept trimmed by nibbling animals or by gardeners with long bladed scythes From report This is a wonderful little book The author cites scything verse by Robert Frost, Andrew Marvell, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and many other poets and writers, but it s not just a romantic overview of the scythe in history There s lots of practical detail to help a person teach herself how to use a scythe Here is an enticing passage Until the invention of the hand pushed rotary lawn mower in 1831, all lawns were kept trimmed by nibbling animals or by gardeners with long bladed scythes From reports of travelers, the scythe is still used in Greece and Turkey, and perhaps elsewhere as well, for cutting lawns To cut my lawn of eight thousand square feet, the 70 centimeter scythe requires an hour and a quarter a hand pushed and a gasoline powered mower both average about forty minutes Considering the cost of new equipment and of maintenance, and granting myself a reasonable wage for my labor, the scythee is economically competitive It is also free of noise and exhaust The book covers a lot of ground in a compact text details about equipment and its maintenance, techniques for mowing including using the Alexander technique as well as neat things like a laudatory section on traditional Haytime Drinks , and an historical overview of mowing implements through the millenia Its premise There is a certain romance in using an ancient tool in the old way, experiencing what our ancestors must have experienced However , a tool must still be efficient today That is, romance aside, it must make such an effective use of a person s time and energy that it is competitive with other means for accomplishing the task at hand And best of all, it allows productive work to be done while relating intimately to the earth

  5. Rob Corbett says:

    Who needs yoga, Zen meditation, or antidepressants Learn to mow hay with a scythe and you can get the same results Works for me Even if you don t want to go out and mow hay, if you have an interest in understanding how the pre industrialized agrarian mind that built America works, you will gain much and read history much differently after reading this.

  6. Walter Briggs says:

    A must read Sometimes you may think you re reading about yoga, or tai chi, or zen meditation You re actually learning how to cut grass like a zen master DO NOT skip the addendum It s notof the same though you wouldn t know it from the contents It is evolved and clear advice about scything better.

  7. Tim says:

    Mowing without gasoline, fumes and noise Good exercise to boot Read the book, then go to www.scythesupply.com to get a good European pattern blade and snath at a good price I am not affiliated with them they re just good people Mowing without gasoline, fumes and noise Good exercise to boot Read the book, then go to www.scythesupply.com to get a good European pattern blade and snath at a good price I am not affiliated with them they re just good people

  8. Nick Woodall says:

    Great book for learning how to use a scythe I just bought a scythe, so I wanted to read something about it before I began using it I guess the best thing is to simply go out in the yard and start swinging

  9. Nich Traverse says:

    This book is awesome Even if you don t own a scythe, the history in here would be fun to read If you dislike weed eaters and the smell of 2 stroke engines, you should read this just to get an intro into how nice it might be to leave that all behindit s fun I swear

  10. Jennifer says:

    Very useful details on how to select, adjust, sharpen, and use a scythe I liked the historical anecdotes and information, like the origin of the phrase needle in a haystack I never knew that Now I want to get my hands on a good scythe and have at it

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