Country Lore: Hooked on Her Scythe

A scythe is a wonderful, quiet tool that produces great results.
By Mary Jane Phifer
February/March 2005
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I love my scythe. No doubt about it — it is perfect. With an aluminum snath (handle) and Austrian blade, it is a virtual multitasker, albeit a nontraditional model.

It cuts weeds under the fruit trees where the brush hog can’t go, the tip can cleverly snag weeds around tender plants and fences, and it has been known to cut a mighty path through weeds short and tall. Amazingly, you can talk while you use it, hear the birds sing, chickens cluck and goats call. My husband at first chided my purchase, but he too has seen the beauty and simplicity of the “Wonder that is the Scythe.”

Mary Jane Phifer
Woodford, Virginia
 








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