Introducing the Poults

Introducing the Poults

First day excitement after picking up the poults from the post office and getting them acclimated to their new home.

A black Spanish poult

A black Spanish poult

The poults are intensely curious from day one.

A Blue Slate Poult

A Blue Slate Poult

Royal Palm Poult

Royal Palm Poult

Narragansett Poult

Narragansett Poult

Black Spanish Poult

Black Spanish Poult

The poults grow so fast!

The poults grow so fast!

Getting some serious side-eye from these pre-teen peepers.

Lookit that lil turkey neck!

Lookit that lil turkey neck!

Royal Palms in the run.

Royal Palms in the run.

The Royal Palms were the first to try out the kiddie pen, and it was super popular.

Sunning

Sunning

The clouds broke and the rain stopped and the turklettes finally got to try out their new sun porch!

An awesome promo shot by Nik Nerbern

An awesome promo shot by Nik Nerbern

Nik came to the farm early one morning and brought his large format camera and got this amazing shot in one take!

Following the leader

Following the leader

Elizabeth M. captured this lovely morning snap!

Julius and Ceasar

Julius and Ceasar

The two ram lambs when they first arrived on the farm.

Pre feeding frenzy

Pre feeding frenzy

Ode to Julius and Ceaser.

Ode to Julius and Ceaser.

Guardians of young turkeys, nibblers of prairie flowers and pants, hearty and gentle. I'm glad I was able to steward your summer and experience all the frolics, head bumps and rump scratches. Thank you for eating everthing that came your way with a mix of gusto and finesse. Thank you for teaching me I need to up my craftsmanship and build stronger sheep structures. And thank you in advance for your wooly hides and nurturing meats. I'll miss you and honor you in the kitchen this winter.

Coming soon, prairie flower flavored turkey with a side of lamb

Coming soon, prairie flower flavored turkey with a side of lamb

Big birds moving across the fence line to new pasture

Big birds moving across the fence line to new pasture

Julius and Ceasar, again

Julius and Ceasar, again

Snacking on some tasty goldenrod

Pin, a Narragansett and Siri

Pin, a Narragansett and Siri

The farm day, by Leah Gosman

The farm day, by Leah Gosman

And we're off! Music is just starting, turkeys gobbling, and the sun is shining

And we're off! Music is just starting, turkeys gobbling, and the sun is shining

Thanks Dave for the awesome cake to celebrate!

Frost!

Frost!

One of the bigger Black Spanish Toms

One of the bigger Black Spanish Toms

Last sunrise. See you in another form on Monday birds

Last sunrise. See you in another form on Monday birds

Carving up some samples

Carving up some samples

One of the first sampling events at Goat Ridge Brewery!

Calming the Rabbits

Calming the Rabbits

We also had six rabbits on the farm for personal consumption. I put off the slaughter for a long time, but it went much smoother than expected.

Skinning the rabbit.

Skinning the rabbit.

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Lookit that lil turkey neck!