vrijdag 11 oktober 2013

Mobile fences

In their wisdom the city counsel of Almere decided that for the greater grass plains in the parks instead of lawn mowers a flock of sheep should be used. They contracted a shepherd with 300 sheep and he uses a mobile fence to keep them a bit on place . It is such a success that they now think about two more flocks.

For us city inhabitants its a pleasant sight and no more noise of the lawn mowers . The sheep also stay at night at the place where they are supposed to do the grass.
One for friday fences here.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. How interesting! I didn't know there was a movable fence for such a purpose. I think it's a wonderful idea to use sheep for lawn 'mowers'. I enjoyed your photos. Thank you for your visit and comment.

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  2. And very attractive sheep they are as well as doing an excellent job. And think how well they are fertilising the plains.

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  3. i love that! there are some areas here in the states where you can 'rent' a flock of goats to clear weeds and grasses from your land - same sort of thing with a mobile fence.

    and the green heron used to be called 'green-backed heron'. we already have one called great blue heron and another little blue heron. so they called this one green as it has just a hint of green on its back - especially in the sunlight.

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  4. What an interesting and great idea. The fence does not need to be strong as sheep are pretty content.

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  5. Het is een goed initiatief. We zien het hier in het noorden ook vaak, soms zelfs op een stuk gras op een industrieterrein.

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