Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Sheep

Economy-related sounds of Dollar include agriculture, especially sheep farming. In the fifties the animals were sheared by hand before the electric motors replaced the manual and distinctive-sounding clippers. The sound signals associated with sheep-hearding are the whistles that are used to give orders to the dogs. Today you can spot the sheep grazing on the local Dollar Golf Club green to control the vegetation.

The bleating of the acoustic ecological lawnmowers pictured here on the wrong side of the fence is accompanied by the sounds of the birds, the Dollar Burn and the golfers.

Heikki Uimonen

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