Scythe Book, 2nd Edition, The
By David Tresemer, with an Addendum by Peter Vido
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 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.
“The whole book is intriguing. I started scything in my teens, and have cut grass and bay with the same swing for more than eighty years. It is first-class fresh-air exercise, that stirs the blood and flexes the muscles, while it clears the meadows. ”
“...armed with book and scythe, I approached my grass. I can report that I laid waste to a quarter-acre of weeds, including occasional poplar and sumac shoots up to a half-inch in diameter. I felt good after performing this chore. Last year I did the same job in twice the time with a “weed eater” made by a chainsaw manufacturer. It vibrated. I vibrated. Though I wore antinoise earmuffs, I got a headache. David Tresemer has converted me to scything. If you hate your lawnmower, you’ll like this book.”
—Tom Manwell, Horticulture Magazine
2001; Alan C. Hood & Company, Inc.; 5.50"x 8.50"; 160 pages; Paperback;