From the monthly archives: January 2016

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Seeing. Ten-Years-in-Tibet, 52.4

I just can’t.  I can’t do this.  Every Sunday morning I get lost in pictures.  I know you understand this phenomenon.  When you start looking and an hour passes and suddenly you realize you have had no idea where you are in the present because you are somewhere lost in the past.  It’s not much for me to confess that I have cried every time I choose a picture for this blog.  “Not much” because I cry for a lot of things.  But I can’t choose just one picture anymore.  It’s not fair to the stories I want to tell in images.  One photo can’t say the same thing as two or three.  Or this time as I give up on choosing a single picture for the week – I am blowing it BIG and adding photos galore.  After all, who made this rule that I can only choose one photo per week?  Yeah, I did.  So I am breaking my own regimen and I’ll probably do it again.  And again.  And this man, “aYungBu ...

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Ho-Hum Day. Ten-Years-in-Tibet, 52.3

We lived a few kilometers from the northern shore of the largest salt water lake in China.  Every fall it freezes solid so that you can drive a car across the surface.  In late spring it melts so that by summertime you can swim in it if you dare (still cold-cold water).  Inspired by this morning's snow blanket covering NOMAD Farms (kids disappeared to sled at breaking dawn), this is a photo from from a ho-hum afternoon on the other side of the world.  On the far right is Bowen, Scottie, David, & Ellis' Tibetan brother, "DD" (November 2012).  

Playmates. Ten-Years-in-Tibet, 52.2

As I select the second photo I realize a resolution to post one picture a week is more ambitious than I imagined.  This morning I am overwhelmed by thousands of pictures from the Tibetan Plateau, each one a part of a decade-long story.  I could make a picture book to portray highs and lows, miracles and tragedies but I can hardly choose ONE picture for every week.  I look at the photos and marvel that we were actually there with naked eyes and watched it all unfold in living color.   This picture was taken in February of 2006 on our first scouting trip to the wilderness town where God paved the way for us to move a few months later.  Little did we know that Ellis would grow up with the fellow six month old boy she is meeting here and that the great grandpa who is introducing them would become a beloved friend.  This could be first in a time line of pictures showing these two children together.  Notice how Dorjee has a rope tied round his waist - this is the standard guard ra ...

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Dung Stove. Ten-Years-in-Tibet, 52.1

Dana's Resolution: to more integrate our life among Nomads on the Tibetan Plateau with our life here at NOMAD Farms by sifting through and describing one picture for display every week.  Duration: one year /  fifty-two weeks.


Lambing season.  I love this image for the dung burning stove and feeding prep in the background.  There were always some livestock abandoned by their sheep (or goat) moms and the Tibetans gathered in and bottle fed them through infancy.


  1. Re: An Eye-Opening Comparison

    good post

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  2. Re: NOMAD Farms Chicken has a New Look

    "Pastured Poultry" I love it! Continued best wishes to you guys.

    -- DC

  3. Re: An Eye-Opening Comparison

    Wow thank you for sharing this comparison. Very eye opening and disturbing!!!!!!!

    -- Tina

  4. Re: Why Does NOMAD Charge $18 per Chicken?

    Great article, Dana! You really broke things down well!

    -- Denys