09 October 2012

the landscaping crew, hard at work


One of the nice things about life in Ethiopia is that you don't need to hire a landscaping crew, or even purchase a lawnmower. Just let your livestock take care of the work.

Pictured here are the sheep, calf, and mama cow that live on my compound. The previous PCV who lived in Bekoji, a Health Volunteer named Jen, called the big cow "Tractor" for how much vegetation she mowed down. That beast sure does some serious nom-nomming.

This crew as a whole is a primary source of daily entertainment for yours truly.

8 comments:

  1. I so often see "help wanted" postings for landscaping crews. I wonder if they have thought to hire a crew like Tractor and friends?

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  3. I agree with Mama Duke; Tractor can totally start her own landscaping company! :D In all seriousness though, this is how landscaping was done several years past. Back then, landscaping was very simple and was intended to create a backyard that can support vegetable growth. Thanks for sharing this ‘back to basics’ picture, Joe!

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  4. This is the landscaping of nature,you need not to change the landscape manually.Just care it.
    Roger

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  5. I agree, it's one of the natural landscaping being done

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  6. Those animals will do the job for you. I hope I can bring home those cows and sheep of yours so the can work with my backyard.

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