Volunteer: Andrew Holets
Contributions from Andrew Holets
After helping some of the local kids shovel some manure, we got to hang out and shoot the breeze. Here, one of the kids shows off one of the bugs that he found during his shoveling.
I had the chance to ride some great, naturally wild Kazakh horses in order to help a local man herd his sheep on the Golden Steppe of Kazakhstan. My friend snapped this John Wayne photo towards the end of the day.
I had the pleasure of being invited to attend a true Kazakh wedding. Towards the end of the evening, one of the brothers of the bride really showed his joy, and I had the fortune of snapping a photo of what I consider the happiest picture ever: a man, his son, and a balloon all dancing amongst his clapping friends and family.
Here is Morat showcasing the meat from a recently slaughtered cow. The beef, which spanned two table lengths, will feed him and his family for quite some time. When asked for how long, he succinctly responded, "One cow, five months."
Here my friend, Morat, showcases a cow heart, picked up from a table featuring beef recently slaughtered and placed out on the tables in their winter room. The meat from one cow covered up to two tables altogether. The meat was frozen and used throughout the year. With temperatures dropping as low as -40 C, there wasn't really a need for freezers. Gotta love the man's meat pride.