From wsj.com: Who Needs a WeedWacker When You Can Use a Scythe?
With a WeedWacker under his arm, Dan Kowalsky was at work trimming the median strip of U.S. Route 1 in suburban Westport, Conn., when he was asked, above the din: Why not use a scythe?
You mean that Grim Reaper thing?he yelled.Can’t get grass nice and short with that thing, nice and perfect.
People who scythe put up with a lot of Grim Reaper cracks. Then again, long-handled, crescent-bladed scythes don’t use gas, don’t get hot, don’t make noise, do make for exercise, and do cut grass. [continue]
There’s a time in the Gabriola summer when it does get hot and dry, and then we enter shutdown, which means (I think) that you can’t use any gas-powered equipment: lawnmowers, weed-whackers, and any other such thing. Scythes, though, are fine. And very much fun, too.
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