The garden may end up producing some meat! Those turkeys that I was so happy to have showing up around here are not nearly so fun when they’re in my garden!
My friend was over and she was helping me in the garden. We were talking and definitely not being quiet. The turkey flew in from behind me and came right over our heads. I heard something low coming in and, being this close to a military base, I was about to run. I saw the look on my friend’s face and about that time, the turkey landed probably less than 50 feet from us. We both said “It’s a hen!” because we can only get males right now. Thank goodness she had her phone and was able to snap a few pictures.
Kinda like those turkeys being so exciting to see . . til they take over the place, when the veggies first start coming in, I’m so excited. In a few months, I’ll be wishing the turkeys would eat them all!
By the way, that photo was taken with the new Samsung Galaxy S6. We had the artichokes (steamed) for dinner. Tomorrow night I will steam the asparagus and the sugar snap peas. They are so delicious with a little butter and cajun spices. The lone pepper will go into tomorrow night’s pork chops, along with the parsley. The strawberries . . they’re going into tapioca pudding tonight!
They neighbors were out working on their turkey plot and I’m thinking . . I sure hope the turkeys like what they’re planting better than they like what I have planted!
This post gave me a smile. Can you shoot the wild turkeys (and eat them) or is that a no-no?
What ARE they planting in their turkey plot and why are they planting it? Is that their ag program like your bluebirds? What’s that get up behind their ‘tractor’?
Judy Laquidara says
They probably bought a turkey mix. It may have beans, peas, wheat, oats. I have no idea but I think what they planted last year had peas, oats and wheat. Yes, they have a wildlife exemption for turkeys.
Judy Laquidara says
Oh, yes. We had wild turkey for dinner last night but now, we can only get Toms or bearded hens. The one in the garden was a hen without a beard so she’s safe.
Teri Jordan says
Are you steaming your artichoke in the pressure cooker? If not try it they are “we think” much better and cook a lot faster…..
Linda Smith says
Just last week there was a news story on TV about the upcoming turkey shortage for the holidays due to the bird flu. They said many commercial turkeys had to be destroyed as a result of the flu. Soooo….tell Vince to bag one for me! LOL!
Best wishes to you and your Mother for a Happy Mother’s Day.
Rebecca in SoCal says
Wow, meat from a vegetable garden. You really DO do it all! 😉
I’ve never heard of a bearded hen before; only a bearded lady in a carnival.