Friday, January 7, 2011

Sheep at White House



It is hard to believe that Goat Roper week is already drawing to an end. We close out this series of pictures with the one above. Most people do not know that they used to graze sheep on the white house lawn. I am sure that the sheep produced lots of premium fertilizer, which is much better than the BS that comes out of that building since then. 

Remember . . . mystery person contest starts bright and early in the morning.

12 comments:

  1. Yes, a lot better.
    Not only did the sheep keep the lawn fertilized and the grass mowed, but there was some wool to sell.
    And look at the manpower saved. No 3 guys standing around leaning on rakes while one guy does the mowing and trimming

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  2. Well. for a person that at the start of sheep week stating I didn't know much about sheep and goats I sure added a lot of comments.
    (By the way why is it goat plural - goats, and sheep plural is still sheep) ( I guess that is like mouse and mice, V/S moose plural is still moose).
    Back to the subject. It is surprising how much a person really knows without realizing it. All it takes is a little jogging of one memory. Thanks for the jogs PJM.

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  3. A bunch of sheep in the white house.. Nothing changed.. ;)

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  4. Boy, did you ever hit the nail on the head. rwm

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  5. Libby the LibertarianJanuary 7, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Do we really even need the White House anymore, along with the US Capitol???
    Seriously, these legislators spend most of their time in expensive restaurants cutting deals and very little time of the floor of the house/senate. We are in the computer age and our elected officials can do all their research and voting from home--as well as the President. Think of all the money we would save!!

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  6. If they saved it there , then they would find someplace else to waste it.

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  7. A few years ago, one of our local parks here in Tallahassee was being over-run by kudzu and they brought in a herd of sheep who ate it to the point where it stopped growing (temporarily, I assume). It was nice to drive through the park and see grazing sheep.

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  8. Seems to work..perhaps they should do it again..I am sure that the Mrs could get them to just poop on her garden:)

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  9. PJM, do you know the year this photo was made?

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  10. My first visit here and I will be following; loving the old photos...migrated here from a link on our Sepia posts... I had to laugh, things don't change, sheep in the White house, Baa baa black sheep have you any wool! Couldn't resist! :)

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