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Old 09-23-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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I just discovered a great new garden tool. Actually it is not new at all, it is really quite ancient. The sickle:Sickle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I found one in my garden shed and decided to give it a try. At first I was sure I'd end up minus one or two body parts, but it is very easy to use.. it does not require strength, just technique!! I have alot of Siberian Iris and Daylillies to cut down and Black Eyed Susans . Using hand clippers is not fun, and I actually almost cut off a finger once with them. The one I have is a Craftsman, so I imagine you can still buy them in the store. I kind of feel like the "Grim Reaper" using it
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:43 PM
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yup! We used it to "thrash" the tall grasses around our ponds when the bushhog would sink into the mud.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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We have the scythe handle from my parents house. I remember as a kid watching my dad use it on the weeds. Supposedly the blade is in my parents garage somewhere, so our next trip up, we're going to try to find it. We have plenty of "modern" tools, but I think there's nothing wrong with having less technologically intensive backup!
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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Growing up we used them all the time. I still have one hanging in the garage.

We also used a scythe. It was taller than me, but I still used it!

Scythe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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