Back from Augusta and off to New York
Recently back from the Augusta agricultural trades show in Maine, we're hitting the road again and headed further east, and then south, and then north — because, as they say in Maine, "you can't get there from here" — to the NOFA NY conference in New York state.
We had a ball in Augusta catching up with customers and outfitting new mowers. A writer for the Sun Journal briefly interviewed us for an article about the show. And a lot of folks shared stories of their parents or grandparents, or even themselves, using scythes, particularly American scythes, in their youth.
Scythes are cross-generational. The upright stance of a European scythe user, in particular, lends itself to ease of use for backs of all ages. Folks who have given up on their American scythe might want to check out the European style for better comfort. And while it's easy to become dependent on fuel powered tools, sometimes its a bit of steel and stick of ash that would get the job done faster.