This is a blog on human ambulation—that is, walking. I explore this most ordinary but extremely revealing activity in relation to the physical landscape, aesthetics and art, politics, pedestrian practices, the wilderness, urban design, the body, environmental issues, and philosophical thought. I've published a few articles on the subject, and I'm currently writing a book on walking, so it seemed like a natural progression to blog about it as well.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Walking the sheep
is the way we walk our sheep, walk our sheep, walk our sheep . . . so early in
the morning! Apparently, some enterprising folk are renting out these wooly
creatures as inexpensive and sustainable lawn mowers! One dollar per hour I've
heard. The sheep receive some healthy exercise while they freely feed.And you
get your grass cut along with a complementary conversation piece or a pleasant distraction
for motorists and pedestrians who might pass by.Here is a photo I snapped of some women walking their sheep near The Nature Institute and biodynamic farm in Hawthorne Valley, New York
which I visited with friends.