Episode-1754- Danial Lawton on Hand Tools for Land Management — 14 Comments

  1. The coupon code doesn’t exists 🙁
    I can’t wait to get a few of these tools, I’ve been wanting a sithe or a sickle for a while now. Great episode, even with the few technical difficulties.

  2. Great interview. I’ve not had a chance to finish it, but I’m glad to see another Lawton adding to the family legacy. Hoping to have a chance to finish this afternoon.

  3. Re: Plant of the day: Navajo Thornless Blackberry.

    I can confirm they grow and fruit in Zone 4. They may not be warrantied outside of the stated range, but I’m growing them just fine in much colder conditions. I would however recommend trellising for that cultivar. It doesn’t get quite as big as others, but canes easily exceed 8′ in length. To avoid trellising, it requires some pruning, which has minimal impact on fruit production if done in the late fall, and again in early spring.

    If you’re on the fence about blackberries in northern climates, this one should work well for you. Mine flowers in early July, with fruit through to late August.

    • I’ve found thornless blackberries make great rabbit food. For wild rabbits. Heck, some particularly hard winters, even the thorny varieties were nibbled down to the level of the snow.

      • Sounds like an opportunity to learn trapping and wild rabbit recipes and turn the problem into solution.

  4. You guys mentioned a froe at one point. Danial said he got a custom order on it. Just for any on listening this is a long splitting blade fastened at a 90 degree angle from the handle. Used mostly for splitting logs along the grain for hewing timber the traditional way. Just incase anyone was interested!