A sad sign of our times from central Pennsylvania, courtesy of Yahoo! News:
The Carlisle Area School District says it can save up to $15,000 a year by turning over some landscaping chores to sheep.
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the district
is using the sheep to keep the grass near its solar panels neatly
trimmed. The sheep nibble grass in the morning and take refuge in the
shade of the panels in the afternoon.
With the food already on hand, the district need only supply the sheep with water.
A middle school assistant principal is providing the
sheep. Eric Sands says he’s still trying to figure out exactly how many
sheep he needs to use to keep the area clear.
And so, without further ado …
Written and produced by Stan Freberg ca. 1970. Apparently he was prescient enough to understand what we all might be facing, some forty years later.