Winnipegger wants to use sheep for eco-friendly lawn trimming business
St. Boniface man brings in flock of sheep to trim his lawn, may seek permit to do others
A Winnipeg man raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he swapped his lawnmower for a group of sheep.
Clint Pinder owns a home in St. Boniface and has a rural property near Stony Mountain where he keeps some animals — including sheep.
The neighbours were enjoying it too. Several stopped by with their kids to get photos, but they were skeptical of how good a job the sheep would do at trimming the grass.
"I think I'll use my lawnmower because, by the looks of it, the lawnmower does a better job," said Gisele Meilleur.
Neighbour Christian Kazadi said the idea was a bit bizarre, but admittedly saves money.
Pinder said it's also more environmentally friendly — saving gas and electricity.
The bad news for Pinder is the experiment isn't technically allowed under City of Winnipeg bylaws.
Inside the Perimeter, keeping sheep in the city is a no-no unless it's on designated agricultural land.
Pinder said going forward, he wants to apply for a permit and potentially turn it into an eco-friendly lawn-trimming business.
City officials said no such permit is available.