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
The poults are intensely curious from day one.
A Blue Slate Poult
Royal Palm Poult
Black Spanish Poult
The poults grow so fast!
Getting some serious side-eye from these pre-teen peepers.
Lookit that lil turkey neck!
Royal Palms in the run.
The Royal Palms were the first to try out the kiddie pen, and it was super popular.
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
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
Elizabeth M. captured this lovely morning snap!
Julius and Ceasar
The two ram lambs when they first arrived on the farm.
Pre feeding frenzy
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
Big birds moving across the fence line to new pasture
Julius and Ceasar, again
Snacking on some tasty goldenrod
Pin, a Narragansett and Siri
The farm day, by Leah Gosman
And we're off! Music is just starting, turkeys gobbling, and the sun is shining
Thanks Dave for the awesome cake to celebrate!
One of the bigger Black Spanish Toms
Last sunrise. See you in another form on Monday birds
Carving up some samples
One of the first sampling events at Goat Ridge Brewery!
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.