School District using sheep to keep grass maintained

    Chances are when you read that headline you figured out this story isn’t coming from the School District of Philadelphia. You’d be right. But, a school district in central Pennsylvania is taking a more economic approach to mowing the lawn.

    The Carlisle Area School District has been using sheep to keep the grass near its solar panels short, as the Patriot-News reports. Savings of $15,000 are expected, and the situation pretty much takes care of itself, since the sheep sustain themselves with the grass. The sheep were donated by a district teacher.

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