I am often told, "but you can't mow a whole field with a scythe." Well, people used to, and still do in some parts of the world. I'm the only scyther here on my farm, so I just mow small sections at a time. But I am always amazed at how much grass gets cut in a day, when I teach a scythe workshop, with 6-12 mowers. When they all go home at the end of a workshop, and I have to tedd and process all the hay that they cut, all by myself, it can be quite overwhelming. Here is a lovely little documentary showing how large fields can be mowed by hand.