Monday, November 22, 2010


Turkeys are as American as apple pie. No other country makes such a fuss about its native bird. Explorers to America praised the turkey, Indians feared it, and Benjamin Franklin, the turkey's greatest champion, immortalized it as a "bird of courage" and a "true original native of America who would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guard who would presume to invade the farmyard with a red coat on."
~Jerome Agel and Jason Shulman from The Thanksgiving Book

Just look at these 2 big boys!

I know that I have mentioned many times that we live in deer-ville. But, we also have a lot of turkeys roaming around here too!

We see them year around in small numbers here and there. But they are really active this time of year.

Even the squirrels sit up and take notice!

An autumn migration, just in time for you-know-what!

And I can tell you that most years we enjoy watching a flock move through the yard while we are enjoying one being passed around the table!

1 comment:

  1. I miss living in the woods and seeing all the deer and turkeys! Thanks for the close-ups!

    Happy Thanksgiving :)