Today we talk with John Athayde of Sfumato farms, Meticulous and Homesteadoji. He’s joining me today to talk all about scything and if you have not thought about using one at your place, or even if you already are, I recommend listening to this interview.

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Where to get scythes

About John Athayde

Work-from-home/farm, VP of Design for PowerFleet. Moved to a small 15ac farm outside Charlottesville with wife, Whitney, and 3 month old Quincy in 2013. PDCs with both Geoff Lawton and PermaEthos. Now four kids, finishing a house addition, and working on building out an orchard.

Covered on the show

  • Different kinds of scythes
  • Where to get scythes
  • How to use scythes
  • Why to use scythes
  • Improving pasture
  • Sizing scythes

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2 replies
  1. Alan Bechard
    Alan Bechard says:

    I really enjoyed the episode, but hope to add something that I think may not be known. We are very lucky here to have the Marugg company right here in our local area.
    If you have never been they are great folks and can fit you for a custom snath locally made and their factory is just flat out cool.

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