Let's Talk Turkey! Usually when you hear or read those words at this time of year, they are followed by cooking advice... Not in my post!
With the activities of Hunting (yes, capital H) wrapped up, we've settled into an early winter routine. You may recall from my last (pre-Hunting) post (October 29) that Penelope and her poults stubbornly refused to seek shelter at night, preferring to roost outside in the elements. We had rounded them up (no easy feat) and locked them up in the Summer Coop for about eight days. I had hoped that would be enough time for them to consider it home. Not so, as it turned out. They were pleased when I let them out and resumed roosting outside that night. Humph.
We had another turkey catching event - this time joined by the young people that were hunting here. They seemed to enjoy the exercise (something to tell their city classmates about I am sure) - much more than I did, and certainly more than the turkeys did!
We managed to catch all of the poults with only a moderate amount of trauma. Penelope proved to be slipperier than her offspring and eluded capture for two more days. Now they are all locked up together in the Summer Coop - still not thrilled about it but at least they are not out in the elements.
Speaking of the elements - we have had a bit of everything so far this month. Warm, cold, rain, snow, sleet.... Not much snow left at the moment.
The chicken hens and the other two turkey hens have been enjoying the fact that the snow is gone. These two were visiting the pigs during their nap time - not sure how the photo got so crooked but I like the red and black hens visiting the red and black hogs...
I was a vendor at an indoor market yesterday - it is a monthly event in Little Falls. Had an enjoyable time with my helper Kori although it was pretty chilly in the former factory. This is a picture I took of our farm booth - I didn't realize the wagon and other things under the table were so obvious - maybe will do something different with that next time.
So, that is probably enough for this post. Happy Thanksgiving to all, and be well!