With an unexpected day off… and a beautiful day to boot… mom and I decided to go in search of the elusive Camel Milk… and of course, camels, too!
About a week ago, mom and I had been out and about exploring farm country, when we came upon a sign that nearly took of off the road!
I was coming around a bend when we saw a sign that said ‘Camel Milk.’
When I think about camels, I think Egypt… I think Saudi Arabia…. but Pennsylvania?
And after turning around and going back… there it was on the sign…. ‘Camel Milk.’
I’d taken a picture just to prove I wasn’t seeing things!
But alas, no one was around, and the farm store boasting this unusual elixir, was closed.
Back at the campground, I did some research, and found an Amish farm about an hours drive, that not only sold Camels Milk, but also had 3 camels on his farm!
With an unexpected day off, and beautiful weather, we hit the road!
Our drive took us through some really beautiful farm country, making my longing for life on a traditional homestead all the stronger! But unfortunately no camels!
We saw cattle…
We saw goats in the front yard of an Amish homestead…
We even found some chickens…
Unfortunately no camels…
Then, out of the blue, I saw a tour bus coming in my direction. It stopped alongside one of the farms! Out of curiosity, I stopped to take some pictures! As I did, I realized that one of the cows in the background looked a little different!
There is was! A Camel, joyfully, frolicking in the field behind the cows! I zoomed in for a better photo! Looking around, I found her two field mates! One has peeking its head out of a small building that provided shelter from the heat of the day! And the third one, I found resting in the barn.
Apparently, the camels hang out in the same barn as all the cattle!
After taking this all in, we headed to the farms store to get some camels milk!
It looks just like regular milk, but tastes like skim milk! And, it’s very expensive! $16 US, for a pint of milk! At that price, I think I will stick to cows milk… or goats… but at least we finally found the elusive camels and their precious milk!
Until next time,
Peace, love and safe travels!