The scythe that I was first introduced to was the one my father had. It had a curved handle to clear your body when you swung it and that handle had two hand grips to hold on to it. It looked just like the one in this picture:
This one has the straight handle with the two grips. It also shows an almost straight blade but the ones I used were straighter than what is shown in this picture. Believe me, with the right scythe for the job and the right person using it, a lot of area can be quickly cut or mowed. Now, I prefer to mow or cut everything from the seat of my mowing tractor. If my small John Deere can't handle it, my son has great big John Deere.
Remember my blog posting yesterday? Yes, the one where I talked about finding all those nasty nails that flattened my Jeep's tire. My wife came out and lent me one of her tools to help with finding all the nails. It was a telescoping hand held magnet and let me tell you, that was one strong magnet. It could pull the nails from where they were hidden under the ground. Here is a picture of it folded up. I sat on the ground and used it this way for a lot of the nails.
And in this last picture, I stretched it out to its fullest extent. In this position, you could pick up metal objects while you were standing straight up in a comfortable position. Pretty nice, isn't it?
OK, it is way too hot to even be thinking about using a scythe today, so I think I will stay where there is air conditioning. Now, I don't want any of you to work outside too hard so that you can have a great day too, you hear?