Eagle, Horses and Sheep in Kazakhstan

kazakhnomad
kazakhnomad
Jun 11, 2008, 4:39 PM |
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Last Saturday’s excursion out of the city and into the wilds of Kazakhstan’s country could have been somewhere in Colorado. In many ways, so similar in appearance.  What a delight to breathe the fresh mountain air and drink straight from the streams (just several degrees above freezing) that’s runoff from the ice capped mountains above.  The life the earlier Kazakh nomads had enjoyed must have been idyllic in many ways to live off the land by sheep herding and gazing at the stars and moon at night.  It also must have been very hard work to keep life and limb together in the cold winter months.  Ah, summertime in Kazakhstan’s outdoors, it is wonderful!!!  The eagle seemed to be enjoying its freedom!