Friday, October 2, 2009


Since we started feeding bucket calves this summer we’ve seen a “pack” of wild turkeys out at the farm just about every day. They like to hang out by an old tree that is out by the lot the calf is in, and when we first started watching them, there where just a handful, with about 8 to 10 cute little fuzzy babies that would follow their mama, all in a row, when they ran away. Yesterday evening when we were out there, they were all on top of Chewy’s bale, eating seeds, and perched on the water tank. I bet there were 30 turkeys! It was an awesome sight when they all flew/ran away when they saw us coming. Dan keeps joking about Thanksgiving dinner……!!

Week before last I was starting to do dishes when my daycare kids were sleeping, when I looked out my window and got a shock. Maybe spending my days with 2 and 3 year olds is starting to take its toll, because for about 10 seconds I couldn’t figure out what the heck OSTRICHES were doing in my backyard. Oh….those are TURKEYS!!! (I don’t know why I thought they were ostriches. They just looked HUGE when I first saw them. Yes, I felt REALLY smart that day!) We have a small group on this side of town that has been around for years, but I’ve never seen them in my back yard. They were digging through the rabbit poop, eating bugs and leftover pellets. Our poor chickens were all lined up at the fence, staring at these monster birds, not making ANY sound. Mike McMoran told me one time they come and eat at an apple tree he has in his back yard, and we see them alot crossing the road over by Bud Louthan's.

It's really neat to see them and they seem to be everywhere at moment!!