It's an exercise opportunity, or a take-a-break opportunity, and to
me it looks cool, you can mow your lawn with a European scythe
(do a couple of swaths a day) and it's not boring, each cut taking
some precise control.
(the foreground is a drainage ditch, with sculpted longer grass
marking the dog's do-not-cross-without-permission line)
pictorial overkill :
I got the scythe at http://www.scythesupply.com a ``European''
style made of softer metal that you can keep razor sharp, which
is necessary for lawn grass.
Normally you get rid of the windrow after you've done the day's
cutting with a leaf sweeper and a few trips to the back fence
to add to the enormous haystack (how big will it get?).
In the spring I have to start over at the front before I get done
in the back, but you can't stall a scythe with long grass so it doesn't
It's not hard work and is a pleasant way to spend an hour.
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