Summer School: How to Scythe
"The thing that you have to remember about scything is that it's not a hockey stroke like a lot of people think."
This week on Vermont Edition Summer School, we'll go back in time to Vermont's agricultural roots and learn one of the most basic ways to harvest grain or cut tall grass: scything.
To sharpen our scything skills, we met with Maria Stadtmueller of Bristol, who learned to scythe as a way to go green. One of the best things about scything, says Stadtmueller, is being able to choose exactly what you cut and what you don't.
For more of our Summer School series, listen to Vermont Edition every Monday this summer. Next week on the series, we'll learn how to shuck an oyster.