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Turkeys and Trees

Posted by mrssmythe on March 5, 2017 in Chickens, Critters, Week in Review |

The turkeys are back! Here you can see them (if you look closely) walking in a line behind our back fence. I was reading with the windows open the morning they arrived. They were making noises that I thought, at first, were coming from the chickens. But, the noises weren’t exactly like the ones the chickens […]

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This Week’s Highlights

Posted by mrssmythe on July 1, 2016 in Critters, Garden |

It was a big week for bird-watching here. On Wednesday, we saw a return of one of the turkey families – this time a mother with three babies. They strolled into the yard just as I was getting the mail. They spent a couple of hours hanging out in the garden before finally hopping over the fence. […]

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Turkey Tracks

Posted by mrssmythe on April 5, 2016 in Critters |

On Monday, the snow was back…and so were the turkeys. Some of them came close to the house, which made me wonder if they were attracted to our bird feeders. (Now there’s a bird I never thought we’d get when I picked up that bag of “songbird mix” from the garden store). Most of the turkeys came early […]

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Turkey Crossing

Posted by mrssmythe on March 25, 2016 in Critters |

The dogs alerted us to a flock of wild turkeys passing through the neighbor’s yard yesterday morning. They (the turkeys) had stopped traffic and weren’t a bit intimidated by the line of cars stalled in the road. One of the toms even gobbled menacingly. We counted fourteen birds in all – three toms, and the […]

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Turkeys on Parade

Posted by mrssmythe on July 13, 2015 in Critters |

A surprising afternoon in a couple of ways….The first being a heavy rain shower that hit just as I was finishing up the lawn. The second being a family of wild turkeys that paraded through the front yard shortly afterward. At first, we thought there was only one. And then, suddenly, there were five babies on the driveway and two […]

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