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Monday, December 18, 2006

Amish Yaks??

Through a very rigorous process of logical deduction, I have concluded that many of you who love birds and yaks must wonder: where can I find an Amish yak. Regrettably, at the moment, The Swami is unable to answer that question. But fear not. We are working on it.

In the meantime I refer you to my younger son's blog, The Amish Cook, which is now listed on the right side of the page. He conceived of a newspaper column and found an old order Amish woman to write it when he was just 19. For the last 15 years his company, Oasis Newsfeatures, has syndicated the column. It is now in more that 115 newspapers throughout the US. You can learn more of the history of the column by clicking on the About tab on his blog and then clicking on "About The Amish Cook."

It is with great disappointment (that I know readers of Yak Herder Central will share) when I tell you that the last time Swami checked there were no Amish recipes for cream of yak soup on the site or in any of the cook books sold there. This is an omission which I find almost unconscionable. In one of the richest nations on earth grown men are going to bed without being able to have even a small cup of warm yak soup. It almost rivals the heartbreak of psoriasis.

What makes this tragedy all the more preventable is that at this very moment there is an animal-lover in the foothills of the Appalachians of southeast Ohio who has the perfect 80-acre Eden for these beautiful bovine beasts of burden. Sure, some nit-picking purists will say that yaks should have mountains at least several thousand feet higher than this Eden provides. The Swami says: Picky, Picky, Picky. Several weeks and several bulldozers and that problem can be rectified. Besides, Swami bets Liam would love driving a bulldozer for a few hours a day!

Well, the Swami must go. It is time for Monday Night Yak Football.


At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Youngest Son of Swami said...

Thanks for the plug and we'll put in a request to the Amish Cook for Cream of Yak Soup. If she doesn't have that recipe, maybe she has one for the old Amish favorite: Shoo-Yak Pie.

At 9:30 PM, Anonymous NatureWoman said...

Have some Amish whoopie pies and you'll be forgetting all about your desire for Yak soup. Besides, why would you want precious Yaks to be stewed?

At 10:38 PM, Blogger bunnygirl said...

Given the season, shouldn't we be thinking of something more festive? Minceyak pie and yak nog, perhaps?

And as for the soup, would mock yak soup not suffice?

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Mary said...

In Delaware, only minutes from our house, in Marydel, both horses and yaks pulled the carriages. I wish I had my camera with me then.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger The Swami said...

Help The Swami. You missed a chance to take a photo of yaks pulling carriages? Been nipping the eggnog have we?

Then you say it was "in Delaware, only minutes from our house..." Just how fast do you drive?! Your profile says you live in North Carolina. Okay, Parnelli, please explain.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Mary said...

For three years we lived in Delaware and moved here 15 months ago, Swami. Spent the previous years in Maryland. There were lanes on the roads in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania designated for the yaks and horses and buggies. They always had the right of way and utility workers scooped the yak and horse poop daily. Now, in North Carolina, I haven't crossed paths with the Amish or Mennonites and their unique lifestyles. Egg nog? Nope. Chardonnay, Yes.

At 12:39 AM, Blogger Alan Howe said...

Just this morning, driving down a gravel road (Scalpy Hollow Rd) in Drumore, PA, I came face to face with a grunting yak scratching himself on a log



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