Woody Packard

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Camels Leaving Their Young

To get milk from camels, you need to keep the young camels from drinking it all. To do this, they are separated in the morning, and the adults are sent away for the day. Later in the morning the young camels are cut loose to graze on their own. In the evening the young camels are rounded up and placed in the stone corral and the adults are rounded up to wait outside where they are milked. After a bucket or two, the adults are returned to their young. I hope the parting is not as traumatic as it sounds.