Monday, July 7, 2008
Yak to the Future: Yakking It Up at the July 4, 2008 Parade!
What a blast we had on July 4, 2008 at Mad River Valley's annual Warren independence parade. It was a family affair - Tashi, Midnight Sun and Roxanne (3 of our 4 bottle-feds - our youngest yaks) rode in the hay wagon with Dave, Kate and a potpourri of kids through Warren's narrow main street, lined with throngs of independence day revelers. We handed out "Yak to the Future" bumper stickers, and afterward, parked the hay wagon up at Brooks Field so folks could come and visit with the yaks. That afternoon, we spent 3 hours up at Sugarbush's Lincoln Peak with the yaks - greeting visitors and enjoying what was truly a stunningly beautiful July day in Vermont.
The following morning found us with our three calves at the Farmer's Market with record crowds - and more curious well-wishers.
We are hoping that this July 4th "Yak Party" will become an annual affair here in Mad River. Thanks to everyone who came to talk with us, meet the yaks, buy T Shirts, and learn more about our four-hooved friends.
And thanks to our neighbor Amalia Veralli for the photos here!
Here's some video!