Thursday, May 29, 2008

Africa flashback, 2

maasai cattleThe Maasai are ranchers. Their cows are their muscle cars. Instead of fancy wheels, they get amazing cowbells. They lavish affection on those cows like a twenty-two year-old American might relish time spent on his new motorcycle.

Near Namanga, Kenya, it's pretty dry, most of the time. Herders must take their cows long distances to find grass for them to eat and water to drink.

It's a different life than a West Texas rancher might experience.

1 comment:

Marti said...

Good post...

I think many Americans would be surprised to realize that cowbells are actually bells for one's cow.