Turkey time!! I hope y’all enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving. Our house was full of loved ones and delicious food (always thankful for that)! The turkey was the star of our feast. Like always, there is a story to tell ….
We met our bird (along with seven others) at Tractor Supply in the summer (cute, huh?)
My family fed, watered and cared for the birds (quite successfully I may add).
These crazy turkeys perched on their coop every night. (Fun to watch, kinda miss seeing that!)
My husband even included one of the turkeys in his fall photo shoot. 🙂
It only took four short months of tending to these birds and then “the big day” was upon us (turkey processing day). It was time to see if we had what it took to be turkey farmers. Well it turns out that my children can truly appreciate what it means to be “farm-to-table.”
Dressed out, they were 21-25 pounds (except for our 17 pounder). They filled our freezer beautifully.
We have already enjoyed two of the turkeys. I do wonder what breed of turkey has the button that “pops-up” when it is fully cooked. 😉 Also, I discovered when I cooked the first one why they have their legs tied together when you buy them in the store. Hahahaha!!
There are so many life skills that my husband and I want to teach our children. The ability to provide for their future families and be as self-sufficient as possible is huge on our list. With a small amount of effort everyday, my children have learned and enjoyed the benefits of raising turkeys. Not only does a turkey feed our large family for several days but we can bless and fellowship with guests over a delicious meal.
I have one last thing to share with you about these turkeys. Around the time we bought them, we also purchased some Blue Runner ducks. You may have guessed it … those crazy ducks imprinted on the turkeys. I was concerned what the ducks were going to do after we took the turkeys from them. They managed, they now follow our polish rooster around — he is totally not thrilled about four ducks following him everywhere. Oh well, it cracks me up! You just gotta love farm living! 🙂
For the love of Turkeys,