Dear Viola and Golders,
In my late husband's 'bloke shed' there are two scythes which he used to cut
the long grass on his former acreage property in central Queensland. They
remind me of my childhood, when every household used them to cut the long
grass underneath shrubs, in the days of push mowers and pre-motor mowers.
Ours had wooden handles, but Gordon's have iron handles which make them
infinitely heavier and more difficult to use.
On a few occasions I have used them again, only for a few minutes at a time,
as they certainly make one's back scream for mercy! Only one of these has a
hole near the tip, and I always wondered what it was for.
Thank you, Vi, now I know.
On youtube there are a couple of clips showing men using the scythe with the
rope attached, looks much easier that way - must try it.............one day!
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