Thursday, November 26, 2015

Turkey Whisperer

On Thanksgiving Day, turkey is the highlight of the harvest table. My husband’s family historically were farmers, and many of them were in poultry. Turkey farmers.

Mathias turkey farm
Turkeys on the range

My brother-in-law was not a farmer, but in 1985 he managed to attract a flock of wild turkeys to his yard.

Donald Mathias and turkeys 1985
Donald and his feathered friends 1985

Those turkeys were far too trusting.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Now I have to know, did any of those turkeys end up on your family's Thanksgiving table?


    1. The first picture is ahead of my time. Now as for Donald, he probably got one of those backyard turkeys for his table but we were not there. We did have a wild turkey one year. Even the white meat was dark. Overall, the flavor reminded me of beef. That was strange but it tasted good.

  3. Happy Turkey day Wendy!! Hope your roads are dry and the turkey is not.

  4. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I didn't realize there was any difference in wild turkeys. I've heard they are not easy to hunt, but it looks like your brother-in-law knew really was the turkey whisperer!

  5. Happy belated Thanksgiving. Great pictures!