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There is very little to say about the turkeys, but that may be the most remarkable part.  For all the death and disaster we’ve come to know as farming, the turkeys were a huge and relatively easy success. By the time we placed our poultry order in March, Murray McMurray was out of turkeys, so […]

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Several friends had inquired about our turkeys over the last month or so, and only needing one for ourselves, we decided to sell the others for the cost of their feed, oh, and you’ll need to help on processing day.  Sunday was processing day. Will had everything set up by the fire pit.  An old […]

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The turkeys have gotten huge. So huge, we started to worry that they wouldn’t fit in our oven come Thanksgiving. Will picked out the largest bird and decided it would make for a good dry run. It turns out turkeys are easier to kill than chickens – they struggle less. Unfortunately, they are an absolute […]

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Originally Will built two chicken tractors, one of which housed the turkeys.  These birds have grown at a miraculous clip, meaning it was time to build them a proper turkey tractor. The new structure is more than double the height, double the width, although I believe the length is comparable.  It’s too big to drag […]

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I know, farmers aren’t supposed to take vacations, so don’t think of it as a vacation from the farm, at least for me.  Think of it as a vacation from my corporate job.  A much needed one.   Which is why I took two weeks. [insert “oh my god how did you manage to swing two […]

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I know, it’s been a while.  A long gap in writing during a time when I should have so much to say about the goings on of this place.  But I have a good excuse.  Actually, it’s an excuse that all you non-parents will find preposterous and all you parents will nod your heads in […]

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