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Scythes, the Cutting Edge

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Scythes, the Cutting Edge

Time: May 15, 2010 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Inspiration Farm
Street: 619 E. Laurel Rd.
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://www.inspirationfarm.com
Phone: 360-398-7061
Event Type: re-skilling, mowing, hay, mulch
Organized By: Brian Kerkvliet
Latest Activity: May 15, 2010

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co-sponsored by Inspiration Farm and Transition Whatcom
Sell your weed wacker and pick up a scythe!
Learn the sharper points of this elegant tool. Scythes are thought to be old school, but sharper and lighter blades, and an ergonomic set up for your body makes them one of the most efficient tools out there. Learn what makes a good scythe, how to properly maintain and use it. Mow your lawn, trim around trees or fence line with ease. Maintain your body not your weed wacker or lawn mower.
Several different scythes will be available to try. If you have one, bring it along.
$30 - $60 sliding scale, Life Dollars accepted

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Comment by David MacLeod on May 11, 2010 at 12:08pm
Sorry to miss it! I have to work on Saturday.
Comment by Brian Kerkvliet on April 19, 2010 at 4:10pm
Rob and all interested parties, don;t just spend your money on any old garage sale scythe. Come to this event and learn about different aspects of scythes and what to look for in a good one. I will have several different examples to show and will talk about the pros and cons of each.
Comment by Rob Beishline on April 19, 2010 at 9:12am
Brian and all, This looks great! I will keep my eye out for a scythe. I am kicking myself for the scythes I walked by at garage sales during the last few years... 2 1/2 acres of grass that I have to rent a tractor for. Maybe some of it could be hand cut.

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