How to Exercise in Your Orchard, 1631

engraving of 17th-century men bowling

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

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.