The day after dealing with a flat tire, I received a more pleasant reminder of how self-sufficiency often involves relying on others. It began with a knock on the door […]
I figured our cow, Makenzie, had another week or so before calving. But when I didn’t see the herd come up for water this morning, I walked around to look […]
Our two yak calves are both bulls. We’ve named them Zephyr and Zigzag. Here are some of our favorite photos so far.
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I woke at dawn to see our lead yak, Dori, pushing out this beauty. The calf stood and began suckling within thirty minutes after birth.
It’s been a rainy week, and last night was especially drippy. But at least the sun came out for a while this morning as Leona gave birth. Leona lost her […]
Update 2017: I didn’t do much blogging between 2014 and 2017, so this is the first of several “year in review” posts. I’ve fallen so far behind on blogging here, […]
I’m trying to figure out why this story on the extreme sport of yak skiing appeals so much today. It’s certainly not the sport itself; I have no desire to be towed uphill by a yak racing downhill….