Our story in the Xilamuren Grassland 希拉穆仁草原的故事

One Summer in 2021

The story of our 19 days in the Xilamuren grassland in Inner Mongolia.

我們在內蒙希拉穆仁草原過了19天的故事。

我們找了大半天最後選擇了這個由牧民家開,沒有招牌沒有地址的蒙古包民宿
We stayed in this Mongolian tent site owned by a herdsman family
開始了我們在草原上的生活
Where our grassland story began
能找到這裡是因為這棵在遠處就能看到的大樹,樹下是義工們住宿和廚房。
We found this tent site because of the big tree which stands out from very far away
我們住的蒙古包和右面的餐廳
The Mongolian tent that we lived in and in the right hand side is a restaurant.
每天看到住在大樹裡無數的烏鴉自由地飛
Everyday we saw the clan of crows which live in the tree fly freely.
遇上這些在民宿幫忙的年輕義工們,和他們分享了一段時光
After meeting them, we decided to stay with these volunteers of tent site.
看草原的日出
Watched grassland sunrise
黄昏
Dusk
日落
Sunset
牧場女主人李阿姨和義工小初在廚房裡
Inside the kitchen were the pasture farm owner, Auntie Li, and a volunteer Chu
小鐘給客人上菜
Zhong serving a dish
星空下
Under the starry night
每天忙過不停的一家人
Like a family
童真
Simple pleasure
來草原的游人
Tourists enjoying the grassland
來自黑龍江的小初穿上了蒙古服裝
Chu from Heilongjiang tried on the Mongolian dress
草原上最有用的交通工具
The most useful transportation on the pasture
牧場主人樂叔叔和住在呼和浩特放暑假的孫子小樂樂
The pasture farm owner, Uncle Le, and his grandson, who lives in the Hohhot city, spending the summer holiday in the grassland.
在趕馬的樂叔叔
Uncle Le herding horses
馬兒每天早上由五公里外的馬場跑回民宿
Every morning, the horses return to the tent site from the pasture 5km away where they spend the night.
在等遊客的蒙古馬
A horse waiting for customers
在草原上騎馬
People come to grassland to ride
馬兒下班跑回馬場吃草休息
Every day before sunset, horses return to their own pasture to rest
義工收留了走失的小狗
The stray dog kept by volunteers
我們每天跟牧場主人和義工們一起吃飯
We ate with the pasture farm owner and volunteers everyday
每天早上给羊喝的水
Water given to lambs every morning
牧場養了兩百多隻羊
The farm has over 200 lambs
在草原山有無數的小生命
One of the countless lives on the grassland
在談情的烏鴉
Crows in love
草原的生活
Grassland lifestyle
它们的草原
Their grassland
每天躲在我們車下面乘涼的雞 (北方人叫它們苯雞)
The chickens who hide under our van everyday(The northerners called them stupid chicken.)
我們和小初、小鐘還有狗狗十七
Us, Chu, Zhong and the doggie Seventeen
月光下的蒙古包
Mongolian tent under moonlight
篝火會,我們幫忙從附近的鎮運二十多箱煙花回來,很震撼!
Bonfire party, we helped to move over 20 cases of fireworks. Never seen so much fireworks!
每天工作完畢的晚餐
Dinner after a hard day’s work
Texas 來的 Neomi 幫忙照顧著小樂樂
Neomi from Texas helped taking care of Little Le
做飯給我們吃的客人
Guests cooked us a dinner banquet
今年缺水,救命雨後的晴天
After the life saving rain on the grassland
雙彩虹
Double rainbows
Neomi 去找雨後出現的蘑菇
Neomi went mushroom hunting after the rain
清潔剛採摘的蘑菇
Cleaning the handpicked mushrooms
又過了一天
Another day
牧場主人和動物一起過冬的房子
The house where the pasture farm owners and their animals will be spending their winter in
全家福 Neomi Akie 樂叔叔 小鐘 李阿姨 小初 五大爺 小郝
Family portrait, Neomi, Akie, Uncle Le, Zhong, Chu, Big Uncle Five, Hao
後會有期
See you again!
能幹親切的阿姨
The kind and very capable Auntie Li

六六大順旅遊接待點 – 樂叔叔 李阿姨 – 電話 13848206753

8 thoughts on “Our story in the Xilamuren Grassland 希拉穆仁草原的故事

  1. Lovely!!! The buns must be very yummy! How is their livings on the grassland? How do they cook the freshly picked mushrooms? Looking forward to know more about your trip!

    1. I almost forget that you are always hungry. Food is good, in particular the lamb. Even people from Inner Mongolia go to Xilamuren for the lambs there. Because of the low production, very few lambs from there are being sold elsewhere. We are told that raising animals on the grassland is not as hard as farming but yet not easy at all, the winter there is brutal.

      Mushrooms pop up everywhere on the grassland after good rains in summer. They stir-fry them but they are very difficult to clean.

      BTW, the famous dish there is Shaomai(燒賣), but different from the Cantonese ones.

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