Mowing God's Lawn

Saddling Up 'Spot,' The Family Yak

Saddling The Yak

My family didn't seem to have much affection for the Yak, but did treat him well. I think yaks are merely viewed as transportation vehicles for goods.

My family was a 'one yak family,' but I think their neighbors were a more upscale 'two yak family.' The real question is, however, do they have a 'two yak garage?'

"You Can Lead A Yak To Water, But You Can't Make Him Bathe"

Me Leading The Yak

He actually didn't smell all that bad. But I did, after 4 days of hiking with no shower. Perhaps that's why he never seemed to want to follow where I led.

The Grass Man Cometh

Me Picking Greenery

"I am Roger, Roger the Shrubber." Picking "grass" (as they called it) was actually kind of fun, and not nearly as hard as hoeing in Laos was.

Lunch With The Lawn Crew

Chai Tent

Here I am after chai (tea) in the tent with the two girls of the family. These people drink a LOT of Tibetan tea- 5 sets of multiple glasses by 4 pm.

Tibetan tea is made from about 3 parts boiling water, 2 parts yak butter, 1 part salt, and 1 part aromatic twigs and leaves. Believe it or not, it actually tastes even worse than it sounds. I'm smiling in this picture because this tea break is OVER.

Big Load

Regina, Regina The Shrubber

One of the girls with a large load of greens.


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