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Autumn Happenings and Meanderings

Well, the turkeys are getting to be quite the explorers, ranging from one end of the field to the other and even checking out the neighbors (who graciously called to let me know they were headed down the road).  They spend a lot of their time eating bugs and grass, preferring the new growth, grasshoppers and grass seed heads.  I've been giving them some supplemental grain to keep their energy needs met as the evenings get cooler and days shorter.  From everything I have researched they say about half their diet comes from foraging.  They do recognize my car so I have had to beef up the security with more electric fence.  Broad Breasted Whites are very friendly and sociable.

The heritage crowd made an appearance for a few days and have been coming back when they feel like it to harass their cousins.  With them, is one gorgeous wild Tom who rules the roost.  They all can fly to the tops of the spruces, which must be why there are still four of them.  Not sure if I will be able catch any of them when the time comes.

Keep checking for the latest updates on butchering and pick up times.  I plan on reserving 120- 130 birds and having a waiting list for the rest.  There are only about 120 birds for sale.  If the demand is not that high we will have some Christmas birds for sale.  Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather.  I think the rain is coming:)