When Turkeys Fly!

When Turkeys Fly! It’s been a few years since we raised turkeys and I’ve missed having them around. They’re such funny creatures and have quite entertaining personalities. We often see wild turkeys around. A few years ago we spotted a mama and her seven babies... Read more »

Turkey Day False Start

Turkey Day False Start My mind didn’t fully focus on Thanksgiving this year until the last minute. This last week, full of meetings and a trip to Portland left me a bit discombobulated. Almost two months ago, Mom (aka Granny Gadget) sent us a CharBroil Big Easy Smoker. It sat in the... Read more »

Turkey Escape

Turkey Escape This morning, Paul found an unexpected sight in the garage. The turkey dudettes broke free of their brooder last night. These three were strolling about the garage. Another couple took up residence on top of the brooder. They’d managed to slide off the screen... Read more »

Feathered Babies Update

Feathered Babies Update I spent the most glorious hour this evening sitting at the edge of the duck pond, sun dipping lower in the sky, with a glass of wine and my book. It was like a mini vacation relaxing away from work and the phone, watching the baby ducks negotiate their place among the... Read more »

Introducing Thanksgiving Dinner

Introducing Thanksgiving Dinner Meet the next generation of Turkey Dudes! We brought home six (yes 6) week-old white turkey chicks today. They’re cute little things – friendly with very gentle, trusting eyes. They’d better get ugly before the holidays arrive. Past Turkey Dude Posts... Read more »

The Turkey Verdict

The Turkey Verdict Unlike some other turkeys, our birds did not get a pardon. Thanks the turkey has been resting in the fridge since Sunday. Chris went off to freezer camp. I’m not a big fan of turkey, but I love all of the¬†accouterments – the stuffing, the cranberry salad,... Read more »

Farewell Turkey Dudes

Farewell Turkey Dudes Today was turkey harvest day. We have been putting this off for a variety of reasons. Too rainy. Too cold – not exactly odd for November in Maine. Too busy. With Thanksgiving just four days away, we simply could not wait any longer. The fact is we liked the... Read more »

Blustery Weekend Snapshots

Blustery Weekend Snapshots It was a blustery October weekend here. Windy enough to strip the autumn colors from the trees and make me appreciate how quickly autumn is passing. Feeling the pressure, we packed a lot of projects into the last two days. Although it was just two-and-a-half months... Read more »

The Turkey Dudes Move Out

The Turkey Dudes Move Out The Turkey Dudes moved out of the garage today! Hooray! Paul mucked out the meat chicken run and got it set up for the Turkey Dudes with a little shelter and a roost. They were cautious as they explored their new surroundings. We watched them for a while as they... Read more »

Gobble, Gobble!

Gobble, Gobble! Thanksgiving dinner is here! These three-day-old baby turkeys arrived at the local feed and seed today. When I brought them home, Hannah insisted on naming them. A family “no-no” for things that will grace the dinner table. She’s calling... Read more »

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