Turkeys

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Shown, Unshown – May into June

Shown, Unshown – May into June

This post could have easily be called, "On remembering why we started". Though I microblog a lot these days, there are times I'm not sure how to even address the battles happening on the farm and within myself... And so I wait to find the right words at the right times to put in this space so as to properly…
Shown, Unshown – Marching into April 2017

Shown, Unshown – Marching into April 2017

I want to start off this post by thanking each and every one of you for your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes (whether spoken or left unspoken) as we've processed our losses. Your care, compassion, and intentions for us are all so deeply appreciated. I realize that the last couple of posts here have highlighted the grief we have experienced…
Quiet around here…

Quiet around here…

With our Freezer Wealth bursting at the seams with the nine ducks, seven turkeys, and five chickens that have recently been culled, I am humbled by the quiet that whispers through the property these days. There will be more to say about the process, the plans, and the recipes (especially in regards to the ducks) but, for now, there are just…
Balance

Balance

I've been reflecting on titles and labels a bit recently. Maybe it's the transition I'm making as I settle into my new job and introduce myself over and over and over again to people who seem genuinely curious about who I am. . . Or the fact that Kim and I will celebrate a decade together on this journey of ours…
2016 Turkeys

2016 Turkeys

It's been a month since we brought our first batch of turkeys home for the season and I just realized that I have yet to introduce them to you! (I'll blame this oversight on Spring Fever, which seems to have completely muddied my brain with visions of kids and ducklings and sprouts and planning for planting!) Our turkey purchases were…
The Turkey Harvest

The Turkey Harvest

I spent a lot of time outside with all the animals on the property on Saturday. I walked, I sat, I took pictures, I prayed, I thanked them all for the various roles they play in our lives. I sat with Tom the Turkey for a very long time as he rested his overgrown and tired body. He let me…
Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

What it all boils down to is that I didn't expect to like them so much. But hold on, let me back up a bit. For years I've fantasized about raising our own turkey to eat for Thanksgiving Dinner. I don't know where this idea came from, or why I held on to it instead of just letting it pass…
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