We survived the big push of Thanksgiving turkey orders. And it was actually pretty darn smooth for harvesting 1100 fresh turkeys in 3 days. This year had it all…
There was the obligatory picture of the last turkey bagged and tagged.
The ritual weighing of the largest turkey of the day and betting on ‘best guess’ for weight. (Winner – 32.67 lbs.)
The final tallying and loading of the reefer truck for transport to the Brick Farm Market. Plus the final stress that, being a natural product and playing the ‘long game’ with turkey weights, we would not have the right amount of the different sizes at the end of the day.
There’s always a sulking wild turkey strutting around the yard.
And we have to move the turkey breeding stock to their winter pen.
Plus their guardians, Rufo and Layla (who propmtly got out and went on a neighborhood rampage before capture).
It’s not a quiet time, per se, but we do have a little bit of a breather before the sheep go into the barn and start lambing. They are still on fresh grass and enjoying the sunshine of the fields.
But – oops! – one baby was born before the official start of the lambing season… We’ll have to speak with these rams.
For the most part we stay busy readying the barns and the sileage for winter activity.
We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!
Below – say hello to our newest mouser, Bandit. She is a barn cat for sure, but we can actually pick her up without drama.