Oh, the fun of free-ranging turkeys!
Tom, Chuck, and Edith are getting bolder each day...
venturing farther and farther from their house.
Each afternoon, around 3, I open the door to their yard and
allow them to roam the farm for the rest of the evening.
They show up in the darnedest places.
What we are learning, though, is that they seem to enjoy
human company and invariably end up close to wherever we may be.
Two evenings ago they visited Becky in her garage.
Yesterday afternoon, they accompanied me as I cleaned horse manure
from one of the goat yards.
As you can see, they have no fear of the dogs, and vice versa.
Edith spends her time looking for bugs.
Tom and Chuck continue the same behaviors that they practice
in their yard.... male posturing, designed to impress Edith....
She is obviously unimpressed, and would rather turn her attentions
Then last evening, as I was weeding the strawberry patch,
look who showed up to keep me company.....
All three of them, TomTom (one of the barn kitties) and
Sam and Oakley hung out with me until dusk.
Then we herded the turkeys back to their house like a parade...
me in the lead calling to them,
Hubbs following the turkeys,
and three guineas following Hubbs, squawking.
What a sight that must have been.
The beauty of living in the country is:
that no matter how ridiculous you are,
no one witnesses it.
And no post is complete without the cute baby/baby goat picture of the day!
"Hi, Jane. Can I have some of your food?"
Can you believe how quickly my world turned green?
All we needed was a few sunny days after all that rain.
I sure hope it's sunny and green wherever you are, too!