Scything is a traditional way of mowing grass or reaping crops using a scythe – a sharp steel blade at right angles to a long handle.
Traditional – Scything has been in use in agricultural practices for more than 1200 years, and it’s seeing something of a resurgence of late.
Encourages wildlife – Wildlife has much more of chance to get out of the way, compared to alternatives, and the soil and vegetation aren’t compacted like with commercial mowing.
Low impact – It does not require fossil fuels and reduces the need for selective herbicides. It’s also quieter for the user and has no exhaust fumes.
Versatile – Scything can be used for a wide variety of tasks, big or small, and with different types of vegetation.
Workout – It’s also a great way to workout; especially for the chest, legs and abdominal muscles.
Using a scythe, one person can scythe up to an acre a day, and it’s a great way to ensure a thorough connection with the land by experiencing it closely.