Camel Milk?!? Really?

Camel Milk

While heading out to do some shopping, I decided to take the scenic tour of our local farmlands. It was a beautiful drive!

I stopped many times to take pictures of cows, chickens, corn fields and old barns!

Red Barn

As I was turning on a bend in the road we came across a sign that said “Camel Milk”

I nearly ran our truck off the road as I said to my mom, “What did that sign say?!?

When I think of camels, I think Egypt… I think Saudi Arabia… but Pennsylvania?!? You don’t tend to think of camels when you think of good old PA! So, of course, this sign caught me off guard!

Camels milk!

Can you even milk camels?!? Cows, yes! Goats, yes! But camels?!?

We turned around to further investigate this mystery!

I took a picture of the sign, just to make sure I wasn’t seeing things… and to prove I actually saw it, just in case no one would believe me when we got back to the campground!

The sign was at a small farm that had a small store… however, the store was closed and no one was around to ask about this phenomenon!

We continued driving around to see if we could find the allusive camels in question… but alas, we did not find any!

When I got back to camp, I decided to google ‘camels milk’ and see if camels could actually be milked!

I’d found an article from a local newspaper dated 2019. It said that yes, camels can be milked! However, camels will only give milk for about 90 seconds at a time. They limit how much they will give, because they are saving this life giving elixir, for their little ones!

How cool is that! I learned something new today!

Upon further research, I found a not so local Amish farm that raises camels for their milk, which supposedly tastes like skim milk…

The farm’s more than an hour away… so no more investigating today! But I do have a day off coming up! Think I will do some more exploring for this elusive creature and its potion!

Camels can be milked… and in Pennsylvania?!? Who knew!

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels!

~ Sheri

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Wanting to travel, we left our traditional homestead behind... now we're obsessed with combining old fashioned skills, travel and healthy eating on the open road! Welcome to our homestead!

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