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Scything a hillside compared to string trimmer

scything old strawberry bed

Anna has gotten so good at scything I decided to put her in charge of our little hillside near the gully.

I think it's one of those occasions where the scythe is less calories burned compared to holding a weed trimmer at that angle.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I live on a hill and solely use my scythe with the grass blade for my yard and surrounding area. I love it. I would use my ditch blade though for that heavy matter.
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