Monday, March 21, 2011

Mutton Mondays - Sheep at the White House

President Woodrow Wilson had a flock of sheep that grazed the White House lawn. This was one of his efforts to keep (groundskeeping) costs low during the first World War.

The wool was sold to raise money for the Red Cross during WWI. 
Included in the flock was Old Ike, a tobacco-chewing ram. 

The Wilson's also observed "meatless and wheatless" days in an attempt to save food for the troops.


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