In this video I describe the basic principles of scything, such as the proper stance, how and when to sharpen the blade and how to hold the snath when pulling through each stroke.
If you’re learning how to scythe or interested in the trend of the One Sycthe Revolution, this video along with many others here on YouTube will get you started.
I wish you all the best in your pursuit of FarmFitness.
Rye was carried to the Americas by British and Dutch settlers. Today, rye is now harder and harder to find as American’s have generally lost the taste for this hardy cereal, today preferring a lot more ready-made whole wheat grains in abundance on market cabinets. This post describes rye’s history and the practice of grain threshing.
From the Olympic National Forest we find ourselves learning about creation and the naturally occurring forest guilds along with their natural progression towards sustainable self reliance.
With this video I describe the way I make seed balls with packets of old seeds that are past their ideal germination period.
Motivated by Masanobu Fukuoka’s “One Straw Revolution, ” I show how to make seed balls from the most simple of materials and by using a five gallon bucket.