Our Dorper sheep do a great job of trimming and weed EATING to help keep our property more guest friendly.
HISTORIC NOTE: Did you ever wonder why people spend so much time and money on lawn care??
Or consider why everyone associates a neatly clipped and manicured lawn and grounds as a sign of wealth and power?
Whether we know it or not, we’re imitating European royalty. The first lawns were created by the nobles and aristocrats of 17th- and 18th-century Europe, including Louis XIV of France, whose Versailles gardens were the first to include squares of tapis vert, or “green carpet.”
The idea of lawns as status symbols and “pleasure grounds” caught on among French and British landed gentry who relied on servants, sheep, and goats as lawn mowers. After the American Revolution, the trend hopped the Atlantic and flourished among the new nation’s landed aristocrats. George Washington had an English-style lawn at his home in Mount Vernon, as did Thomas Jefferson at Monticello.
Front lawns did not really trickle down to the common man until the development of suburban housing after the Civil War,” said Virginia Scott Jenkins, author of The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession. With World War II’s end and Americans’ mass exodus from cities, lawns became emblems of American leisure and prosperity—and a burden for generations of homeowners.
Young Dorper ram showing excellent conformation and hair coat which means no need for shearing. We do sell lambs for pets, breeding animals and sometimes have a few available for the freezer. Please check our sheep website for additional information: http://www.okdorper.com/