As we move through the month of March, Star-Herald reporters are busy writing extra stories for the four Stars sections – Business, Ag, Healthy Communities, and People in Education. I was setting up an interview for the Ag section at Chadron State College with Lucinda Mays. Ag Editor Spike Jordan asked if he could tag along. He wanted to do a story on Hay Springs Yaks, owned by Una Taylor and Tim Hardy. Una and Tim were gracious hosts. I had a blast learning about yaks and hanging out with yaks.
Hay Springs Yaks lies within the historic Pine Ridge. The ranch is more than a mile long, from the banks of Little Bordeaux Creek into the wildest parts of the ridge.
One of the things I learned today is that only the males are called yaks. Females are called dri or nak. You can learn more about Hay Springs Yaks in the March 17 edition of the Star-Herald. It was fun learning about these beautiful animals. Now we get to write about them for our readers.