Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How to Exercise in Your Orchard, 1631


"To have occasion to exercise within your Orchard: it shall be a pleasure to have a Bowling Alley, or rather (which is more manly, and more healthfull) a pair of Buts, to stretch your armes." 

William Lawson, A New Orchard and Garden (1631)


No orchard is complete without a bowling alley and some nice butts. You know, archery targets. Big round butts to shoot arrows into. What? Oh, for heaven's sake. I'm going to the orchard for my manly, healthful, serious exercise. 


2 comments:

  1. Where's the machine that resets the pins? You have to do it by hand? Screw that.

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    1. No doubt the servants will help.

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