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