Turkey

Turkey in our back yard

November 26, 2008
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Turkey in our back yard

The guys butchered 2 turkeys today.  They had some help from some of our friends.  One of our sons bought 5 turkeys earlier this year.  We had two of them die…butchered two and waited on one–we are going to fatten him up a bit more.  No 40 lb turkey this year….

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Thanksgiving Turkey Advice from Kindergarteners

November 25, 2008
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Thanksgiving Turkey Advice from Kindergarteners

Our small rural town paper published some funny advice from the local public school Kindergarteners about how to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey.  Not only did we enjoy a good laugh, but reading through the responses, we discovered something very interesting and telling.  See if you can guess… The majority of the statements were like this… Go…

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Turkeys are Growing…

October 7, 2008
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Turkeys are Growing…

Turkeys are relatively easy to raise on a family farm.  However, being that they are ultra friendly and like to hang out around the humans — they quickly earned the name nuisance and ended up in their new home built out of hog panels located in our garden area.  It works out great.  We aren’t tripping over them…

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A Day At The Office…

July 2, 2008
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A Day At The Office…

…for a young entrepreneur

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Giving Thanks for Freezer Space

December 5, 2007
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Giving Thanks for Freezer Space

Mrs. C. brought this ad to us last weekend.  Apparently we were not the only one’s who had a Monster Turkey for Thanksgiving! – Great ad!.. However, in our case, the turkey was not fighting for space in the freezer – he was too busy taking up oven space.  It was the cow and the…

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Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2007
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Thanksgiving Day

We had a very eventful day full of remembering and giving thanks for the Providential hand of God in our lives.  Daddy read the historical account of how the Gospel was spread westward and laid out God’s Providential guiding hand in the lives of the Separatists who fled their homeland for Holland and then 12…

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A Vaughnshire Thankgiving – The Monster Turkey

November 21, 2007
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A Vaughnshire Thankgiving – The Monster Turkey

Looking forward to a day of Thanksgiving tomorrow, we started the preparation back in May of this year.  On one of our first trips to the feed store after we closed on the farm we picked up this fellow. He was admittedly an afterthought, but one we are glad we had.  He was the last…

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Speaking of Turkey

February 12, 2007
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Speaking of Turkey

Some husbands bring their wives cut roses and chocolate, my husband brings me wild turkey. After years of marriage and many children, he still impresses me. A flock of about 40 turkey were in our side yard garden area. A few minutes later he walks in with a present for me. He actually spared me…

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Almost Had Us A Turkey, Mom!

November 14, 2006
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Almost Had Us A Turkey, Mom!

Our version of a Where’s Waldo Thanksgiving picture? A flock of turkey spotted in our yard as we were eating lunch — The boys immediately scramble from the table telling everyone to BE QUIET BECAUSE WE BETTER NOT SCARE THEM AWAY! The turkey wander around for a while eating and gobbling. Excitement in the house…

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