Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yaks


I took some more pictures this week for Bijou Basin Ranch. Some of the pictures on their website were taken by me. If you want to see them, go to the fiber & yarn page, and click on "more info" for the various yarns. (And might I say, this yarn is wonderful to knit with!) In my communications this week with the owner, he mentioned they have some new calves, and asked whether I would like to come down and take pictures of them. I asked BFJ if he'd be willing to take me on a drive this morning. Of course he was, he loves me so, so we packed up the kids and away we went.

There were a few small scuffles in the car, but otherwise it was a nice trip. We didn't realize that southeast Colorado was so hilly, and we had a nice view of Pike's Peak on the way down.

The highlight for me was getting to pet Rufus, born earlier this spring (notice his "horn bumps"). He was so soft!
The boys all enjoyed hiking around, finding petrified wood and looking for arrowheads. We think we found one, at least. Here's part of Speed's collection:

They also had humongous dogs, especially compared to our little guys!


There were lots of beautiful wildflowers. Of course, the wind blew through every time I tried to get a close-up, but I did manage one. I didn't find any Indian Paintbrush on their property, but we did see lots on the drive to and from. We stayed a couple hours and then set off for home, with an invitation to return again sometime. Thanks, Yakpeople!


2 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that looks like fun. I've never seen a Yak up close and personal -- I'll bet your boys really enjoyed it!

Candace said...

What a fun trip, Karen! I didn't realize Yaks were used for knitting yarn!
Cheers!