Tag Archives: Calf

Yeah, So Let’s Talk Turkey!

I spent the day yesterday busily completing odd jobs around the farm. I put some bookcases together that arrived a few days ago and took one step closer to organizing the house. I also assembled a park bench for the … Continue reading

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…and Disappointment Follows

My excitement over the arrival of the turkey chicks yesterday was dampened by their non-arrival. Mike even went to the Post Office to pick up some other parcels and inquired about them. Nope. They got in chickens, ducks, and geese … Continue reading

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Exciting day for…

Exciting day for me today. I am expecting the arrival by mail of fifteen Royal Palm Turkey chicks. These are the beautiful white turkeys (if a turkey can be deemed ‘beautiful’) dressed up in naval Cracker Jack uniforms like swabbies … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes!

(I feel it important to remind my readers that I write off the top of my head, and dash it out on my way out, so proof-reading is limited. Therefore, expect grammar and spelling errors and even more so, expect … Continue reading

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Farm Lessons: Life

While picking up the house a little this morning, I glanced out the picture window to see a flock of about thirty wild turkeys courting in the asparagus patch. The toms were fanning their tail feathers and strutting around the … Continue reading

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Spring…when a young man’s fancy turns to…

WORK! I am moving slowly this morning. It is almost noon and I am still drinking coffee and sitting on the couch. Falling off the deck the other day has left me sore and in some places, still in pain, which … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

A cold, wet nose nudging my warm, bare underarm awoke me at 4:30 this morning. Eddie wanted out. Who was I to say, “no?” One of the attractions to this place, for me, was the lack of fences. I grew … Continue reading

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City Girl Images of a Real Farm

At Christmas, a friend gifted Mike with twenty Broad Breasted Bronze turkey chicks, eventhough he knows we have never raised fowl of any kind. Mike did a quick study online to learn everything he could and discovered, for example, that a round brooder … Continue reading

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Spring! (or Where the heck have I been?)

Yes, I have been remiss in keeping up the blog and I am sure you noticed that no announcements arrived in your inbox and Facebook posts from the blog dwindled to nothing. I apologize. I could make the excuse that … Continue reading

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Do They Miss me?

So much for our 50 degree days recently. The weather turned off colder than a witches…well you know the expression. Fortunately, Mike has taken care of the calves, allowing me to stay warm and toasty in the house and to … Continue reading

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