Jon set off this year in the van for the daunting task of retrieving this year’s crop of heritage turkeys from Frank Reese at Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Kansas. It is a long slog from New Jersey.
But worth every minute! We meet a driver with our birds half way, in Indiana, after a quick pass-through of Ohio…
Jon usually spends one night about an hour away from the ‘drop zone’.
And is clearly tempted by specials of local fare…
Is it really possible to get a steak AND a shake for under $4? Jon took a pass on this one. Next up; collecting the turkeys and heading home.
After a 22 hour drive, the turkeys are ready to hit the hay, as it were. Actually, they hit the sawdust. Jon is very happy to be rid of the turkeys in the heated car. The smell and the noise! All 1300 chirping at once.
And the turkeys are thrilled to stretch their legs and roam.
Frank refuses to ship his birds – it is part of his philosophy. He loves birds and wants to see them being cared for in the right way always. And they are the best out there – healthy heritage birds.