PENINSULA, Ohio - What do you do when you have a lot of grass to mow and not enough money to pay someone to cut it? The answer is to find a more natural way to trim the grass.
The folks at St. Clair Superior Development Corporation have teamed up with a group called Urban Shepherds to bring in 12 sheep to “Stop Mowing and Start Grazing.”
Laura DeYoung, the shepherdess at The Spicy Lamb Farm in Peninsula, was preparing to bring the sheep to Cleveland Friday. She runs one of three farms that make up Urban Shepherds.
The grazing program will run from June through October on North Marginal Road near the Cleveland Lakefront State Park. Teachers and students from St. Martin de Porres High School will be trained to take over the daily job of shepherding the sheep.
“We’ll be having volunteers go out every morning and every afternoon to double check on the sheep,” said DeYoung. “They will be looking to see if they have water and mineral, they we be counting to make sure all 12 are there. They’ll be checking to make sure no coyotes or dogs have attached them.”
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