Firebird farms blog

A farm life blog featuring recipes, cooking tips, yak care advice, legendary stories & musings on this incredible journey.

What started as three yaks and a dream has become my life. The herd is a source of joy, lessons in irony and what drives me to keep learning and exploring to share these meaningful experiences with you, my human friends.

YAK PHO - Firebird Farms

Oct

17

YAK PHO

An Amazing recipe for Yak Pho

recipes

Yak Pot Roast - Firebird Farms

Mar

31

Yak Pot Roast

I smiled at that thought, the feeling of excitement barely contained as I surveyed the still-bare garden after the crush of winter. I have been feeling the mamas’ bellies, covered in fur and their long skirts. They protrude in varying degrees of roundness. “Like furry blueberries” I laugh to myself. Just earlier today I felt a baby kick. Well, I think it was a baby. There are four stomachs after all, and a lot going on in there.

recipes

Flying With Penelope - Firebird Farms

Mar

31

Flying With Penelope

Here is a story from April 2019 about the day I got Penelope. I learned some things then that were very useful when I acquired 100 wild yaks in 2021 – but that is a story for another day.

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One Morning - Firebird Farms

Oct

17

One Morning

These are yak, moving silently through my thoughts, through the plains and mountains. Grunting softly, calling to their calves, echoing a low guttural warning to the herd, grunting as they push each other in passing. 

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