A while back I promised to tell you about Guy’s scythe. He follows Kelly’s Cool Tools faithfully (www.kkcooltools.com) and not long ago the site featured a beautiful hammered steel scythe made in Austria and sold at two outlets in the US, one in Tennessee, the other in Maine. Last summer when we visited the States, he decided to purchase his own to bring to Brazil. The ash handles for the scythes are custom-made in the United States, to the measurement of the buyer. So Guy sent in his measurements and a few days before our return trip the final product was delivered to him at his cousin’s in Bangor, PA.
It has proven to be an invaluable tool and because of its beauty as well as its efficiency it has provided us much pleasure. I wrote a short story about the snath, the handle, which was packed separately because of its length and almost got lost on the plane trip to Brazil. See the story at the end of this post.
|Guy checks out his brand new scythe at his cousin's place in Bangor, PA.|
|The grass in what used to be a pasture before we fenced it in needs to be cut.|
|Grass tall and growing.|
|Almost a half-acre of meadow behind the horseshoe garden.|
|The cows would be happy to crop the grass but they'd eat everything else we panted too.|
|Weeks later - the grass is growing again.|