How do you feel about mowing your lawn? Even with a modern mower, it can be quite a task. Now think of a time when mowing...not just your yard but a whole field...was done by hand. While that seems like an almost impossible task, many people still prefer to do it that way. And for those people, no place in Tennessee is more important than Tracy City because, as Rob Wilds found out, that's the home of one of the oldest scythe makers in the country.
Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).