It seems our turkeys are the topic of discussion this week.
Yesterday's post told the story of our unsuccessful attempt at hatching turkey eggs.
Today's post could end with either a happy or a sad ending also.
It seems our female Bourbon Red turkey, Edith, has gone missing.
For the past 3 nights, Edith has not returned home to her house at dusk,
nor has she been visible during the day.
Tom and Chuck are quite lost without her.
They follow me around the farm looking quite helpless.
This happened last Spring....
and we eventually found Edith sitting on a nest.
Last year we confiscated the eggs.
This year, if in fact she is somewhere on a nest,
we have decided to let her alone and let her hatch out her babies.
Tom, Chuck, and I combed the woods yesterday looking for her.
We were unsuccessful.
And if Tom and Chuck know where she is, they aren't talking! (literally!)
Hopefully she has not been the victim of any "fowl" play...
and hopefully she will emerge in a few weeks with little ones in tow!
Wouldn't that be fun?
|Baby Edith, 2010|
For now, I will keep hoping for her safe return!