Southern Scythe Squad

About us

We’re not an organisation with any legal status, we’re just a group of guys living in the Upper Huon (Tasmania, Australia) who like scythes, or more particularly, working with them, from trimming around trees and vegie gardens through to cutting hay by hand. You can learn a bit more about us below. We’re all guys at the time of...

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Our Mission

We are firmly committed to promoting the use of the scythe, a tool which addresses the following issues: Climate change; Poverty in developing countries; Israeli/Palestinian tensions; Overgrown gardens; Missing socks. Okay, not really. As El Presidente says: You can argue about peak oil; you can argue about soil compaction; you can argue about...

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Scythes?

What is a scythe? There are quite a few scythes around the place. My great grandfather’s is still hanging up in a shed here, and a neighbour recently told me that there’s one in her shed too. My father-in-law tells me that scythes were on the Victorian Department of Education stores list when he was a teacher – he ordered one to...

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  • About us

    We’re not an organisation with any...

  • Our Mission

    We are firmly committed to promoting the use...

  • Scythes?

    What is a scythe? There are quite a few...