Friday, December 19, 2014

I Think They Should be Hiding

A few times a day, for the past week or so, a flock of turkeys appear at the bird feeder. They march up the path, often in single file, and peck away until Zoe [our dog] notices them and begs to be let out to give chase. They take off towards the woods, Zoe in pursuit, until they finally manage to take flight and end up in the trees where I must say they rather resemble basketballs. You would think they would hide at this tine of year, a lot of people would be thinking "Turkey dinner coming up."

off to the woods, 2014

Up in the trees, 2014

Turkey tracks on the walk, 2014

Confused tracks, 2014


  1. Wow! We've a turkey family that strolls through the yard once the little ones are born and up until the babes are as big as mom and dad. Don't really see them much after October though. We almost had wild turkey for Thanksgiving dinner - picked the girls up at school and was driving home when this big bird flew over the car, going in the same direction as us and ended up landing on the road about 20 feet in front of me. Thankfully, I stopped in time. Ellie, however, wanted to know if I'd killed it. She thought it would be fun to have wild turkey to eat. Kids!

    1. Friends raised wild Turkeys one year, all organic, bio, ect, ect, so we had one for Christmas dinner, It was quite different, really needed a lot of basting…gamier…must say we haven't had another! Have the best Christmas and New Years Jennifer!

    2. To you and yours as well Liz!


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