Once again fall has arrived and we've been blessed with a glorious warm rain nourishing our pastures and filling our creeks. Today the turkeys are basking in the sun, stretching out wet feathers and wondering who turned the hose on last night. We had almost two inches of the wet stuff. No doubt the new growth that's coming will satisfy their appetites and put some more meat on their bones. For the most part the gobblers spend their time cruising around the pastures eating grass, bugs and anything else that looks interesting. They will peck at just about anything. When evening comes they head back towards the house and if it was possible they'd be right on the porch peering in the windows. I'm not sure if it is because of habit , safety or because they know who gives them grain everyday but guaranteed they are as close to the house as possible sleeping in huddles every night. That suits me fine. I'm hoping to get by without any predator problems.
The poults arrived at the end of July. This year I have half Bronze Broad Breasted and half White Broad Breasted. They have been a spirited bunch, a bit more lively than in the past. We are hoping to have 100 birds to sell with priority going to past customers and those that pre-order early. We are butchering all of them right before Thanksgiving. If you're wanting a Christmas bird you will need to order now and I can freeze it for you if you don't have the room in your own freezer. We are keeping the price the same as the last three years, $3.95/lb. We did sell out last year so get your order in asap. Feel free to shoot us an e-mail if you have any questions, comments, or ideas. When you do place an order, it would help if you include a phone number along with an e-mail. Pick-up times and other info is posted to the left under news.
Thanks again to all of you that bought turkeys from us in the past and also for the many encouraging, positive comments. I am always amazed at everyone's kindness when they come to pick up their birds. We are grateful for the support. Happy Autumn to you all!