So what do you do with sheep dung? If you are a Navajo you sell it to the Hopi pottery makers who use it to fire their pots in. Now that is a good use of a material and gets rid of it also. So it that good environmental practices? I hope to speak to the woman and ask her how long the Navajo have been selling their dung. I just keep hearing more and more little stories connected to sheep. The sheep keep weeds down under solar panels and wind mills, and in vineyards (the sheep will eat the grapes if the grapes hang too close to the sheep), and it has been known for years their use to reduce undergrowth in our forest reducing the potential of forest fires. Let’s hear it for the sheep.
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It came to my attention a few years ago that the sheep industry in Arizona was disappearing. I love history, traveling to new places and research. These have been combined in researching this history. I am an independent researcher and speaker and also part of AZ Speaks with the Arizona Humanities. I hold a BA in Anthropology, a MA and Ph.D. in geography. My masters was in land use geography and the Ph.D. was more in historical geography. I love to travel and have visited all seven continents and more than 50 countries. I am a member of the Women Writing the West. View all posts by arizonasheephistory