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“Turkeys as Flock Protectors”

If you’ve kept turkeys, you likely have a strong opinion about them one way or another.  Depending on the kind and quality of turkeys you kept, you may have read this post title and laughed out loud. It’s true  that turkeys come in a wide array of dispositions.  From “too dumb to keep itself alive” to “too smart to corner or catch”, turkeys can be inexplicably stupid, inappropriately violent, unreasonably skittish, or valuable beyond measure. Over the last many years…

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“A Post About Today: February 23rd, 2021”

The upper greenhouse just before the big melt and shed. Here Andy is movings some snow around below it whilst I standby listening for any indication that the snow may break loose and come down. With daytime high’s in the upper 30’s and 40’s, brisk winds, and bright sunshine, it’s hard to deny spring is here.  Yesterday the upper greenhouse was 51º!   Our 20 inches of fluffy white powder has melted into a semi-crusty “snowball-quality” snow.  I marvel that…

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“That Wasn’t a Squirrel”

One day Mili the Dog was out barking up a storm.  I assumed she was after a squirrel.  Then the barking changed tone- she had something cornered or trapped.  Curious, I look out the window.  She was running from end to end on a ten-foot length of six inch irrigation pipe, barking excitedly. “Ah ha!  She’s got a squirrel in the pipe!” Hunting rodents is her life passion, I’m not opposed to indulging her hunting instincts, especially when the squirrels…

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