Sandy or Deserted, Richland vs Poorland

The land cover with the sands is sandy, commonly known as desert. But all the sandy soil are not deserted soil. To me, deserted mean the land abused by the factory farming or monocultural farming, full of the residues of the pesticides, weedicides and chemicals.

The monoculture farming is hazardous to the flora and fauna and kill the mother earth natural health.

The sandy soils are commonly known as deserts because of the poor/low annual precipitation. When there is enough precipitation, such sandy lands turn into lush green meadows. Such lands are the reservoirs of the plants and animal genetic resources. The plants of the deserts are very beautiful with attractive flowers.

In thins blog, I have to share some very beautiful pictures which I took yesterday in the evening time. We received some few rains last 3 weeks and now the desert is very beautiful and full of beautiful shrubs and flowers.

The sandy deserts are blessed with very special plants which conserve moisture in their cushions, hairy to divert evaporation moisture and hardy to resist strong sunshine.

We just need to place some inputs like reseeding of native plants, protection from grazing for a certain period and some landscape adjustment, we can turn the sandy desert into a shrubland.

فکرونه چی خوبونه شی

ځینې خوبونه داسی وی چي پرته له عمومي فکر نه راځی خو زېاتره خوبونه ستا د فکر عکس وی.


براي ما خوب لیدۍ چي بیخی ډیری ځاڼي په سهیلو سهیلو باندی راروانی وي. او بیا په اسمان کښ تَک تور دُوګ را پیدا سی. دا دوګ بیا د جالیانو شکل ومومی او د ځاڼګو شاوخوا را تاوُ سی. بیا دا ځاڼګي سوکه سوکه په جالیو کښ بندیږي اوُ لاندی را لویږي.

زه ور منډه کړم او د یو ځاڼګی د نیولو هڅه کوم. چی یو کس نا ببره را وغورځی او زما له لاسه ځاڼګی و کاږي. زه ډیری زارئ ورته وکړم چی ماته یی راکړه خو هغه زالم یی نه راکوی. زه أخر د روپیو لالچ ورکړم. او بیا هغه پیسی واخلی او ځاڼګی ماته راکړی. ځاڼګی بیخی ډیره ښایسته او اصیله وی او ما سره ډیر ګرانئ کوی. اوس زه بیخی ډیر خوشحاله یم.

هغه سړئ ماته یاي که زه نوری ځاڼی وغواړم نو هغه یی راکولاي سی. زه خوشحاله شم او ورته یایم سی ټولی ځاڼګی ماته راکه نو زه روپئ درکوم. زه غواړم سی ټولی آزادی کړم.

هغه ما ځان سره یو خوني ته بوزی. هلته بیخی ډیری ځاڼګی وی. خو هغه یی ګړدی حلالی کړی او صفا کړی وی. او یو غټه کوټه یی ځینی جوړه کړی وی. زه ډیر زیات حیران او پریشانه سم او په خواشینی کښ ورته و یایم سی زه نو دا مړي ځاڼګی څه کوم.

زه له ډیری خواشینئ آسمان ته وګورم. هغه له توره ګړځه ډک وی. او خال خال یوه یوه ځاڼګی روانه وی. سهیلونه ختم سوی وی. زه له ډیره غمه پُر مزکه را پریوزم او ناره کړم چی “خُدایه مرګ را وله ما بوزه”.

او بیا زه را ویښ سم.

Homemade Butter from Camel Milk

Making yogurt from camel milk is a challenge and so is the separation of butterfat. After a lengthy effort and trying different modules, ultimately we succeeded to make yogurt, separated butter, got whey (Shlombey, شلومبئ).

Whey made from camel milk

Shlombey is darling drink of the Pashtun Afghan people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is also called as Pashtun’s wine. In subcontinent, it is called Lassi. It is made from the yogurt while separating the butterfat and adding water.

Whey (Shlombey) made from camel milk

Soon, we will be able to have Qurooth (dried hard cheese) from Shlombey. This Qurooth is made with the method of Kararra (کراڑہ، کراړ‎ہ)۔

Butterfat made from camel milk

The methodology is still confidential. We made it at home after a longer efforts. We used traditional method to make it possible. Later, I shall share the methodology, once it is repeated many times with the same results.

I call this achievement as the camel milk revolution.

Compost Produced from Camels’ Manure

The compost is blackish in color, well rottened and odorless. It is a boit watery (high moisture content) but still very good quality. I’m still looking for a research fellow to analyse it chemically and publish the results.

This composed was prepared with a dump of 9 month, still is more dump. We shall open time to time and analyse it for its potential farm agent.

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..

. . The Dromedary Camel is an ‘Old World Camel’. It is estimated that the dromedary camel has been domesticated for perhaps 6000 years and has shaped the civilization of the entire world. . . Camels are very specialized animals. Their famous humps are stores not of water, but of fat, and can sustain them without […]

And lastly, The Camels — 5 Days Ago ..

The Beautiful Plants of Beautiful White Desert

Deserts are very beautiful and attractive, especially if the color of the sand is whitish. Few days before, I attended the Asian Camel Racing Federation founding meeting in Alwathba Abu Dhabi and lived in Jumeirah desert resort.

The hotel is a very attractive place to live and the surrounding of the hotel is very touchy with the sand and the hydrophytes plants. I shot some very attractive pictures of the vicinity where are presented below.

The author is an ethnobotanist and ethnoecologist, so straighly went to the nearby sands and started to find the local flora and fauna. There was no much biodiversity but I found 2 types of plants and lizard, though there were some pigeons and doves around. I mostly shoot the pictures of the zerophyte plant (zygophyllum) and compiled this album of the beautiful plant. Before, I have written and documented about this plant as a source of food for camels. Please go to the link below.