Mirth and Laughter


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Wild Turkeys

No, no, no. Not the booze. Get your mind out of the gutter.

The birds -- the kind we eat on Thanksgiving. They've taken up residence in our yard, it seems. It's strange, because the dogs go outside and don't seem to notice they're there. DUH. Guess they aren't bird dogs. My dad apparently thinks we should "nab" ourselves one of the turkeys to serve with stuffing and gravy. My stepmom suggests we start watching where we walk. LOL.

Aren't they cool though? We've counted 16.


  • At 4:21 AM, Blogger Lucy said…

    You know, my mother used to have animals (mostly dogs and cats - once a snake but...) show up on her doorstep. We always said it was because they knew she would take care of them (and in the case of the snake, not harm them). Maybe it's the same way with your turkeys. :o)

    Is this the first time it's ever happened?

  • At 5:12 AM, Blogger Honey said…

    How cool! It's like instant turkey farm. :)

  • At 7:41 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    In previous years, we've seen them around our county road -- but near the other end (more by K's). Say, maybe she sent them my way? LOL.

  • At 9:02 AM, Blogger Lillian Feisty said…

    My in-laws have a bunch around their house, too. I love eating turkey, but I like to think they just arrived at the store all ready to be eaten.

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    LOL! I like to pretend that ALL meat is made at the store (perhaps from sugar and spice and everything nice) and wrapped in little packages. If I think about it while eating...forget it.

  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger montster said…

    I have all ready looked into getting a turkey hunting license. Im also going to get a fifth of wild turkey so if I miss I can still enjoy myself!!!

  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    LOL, Dad! Leave up to you to cover all your bases. :)

    I blogged about the birds this a.m., so of course I haven't seen them today. They're quiet though -- I haven't actually heard them go "gobble, gobble" yet.

  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    They're back! Some of them are perched on our back fence like vultures. LOL. The rest are on the ground -- all are picking at our berries that are vined around the chain link. Maybe that's the draw.

    The dogs are still oblivious, but O'Malley, our cat, is on the window sill licking his chops. Roxie wants to know if she let O'Malley out, who would win, the cat or the turkeys? LOL.

    Okay, now I feel like I'm in a Hitchcock movie -- they're spread the entire length of the backyard.

  • At 4:23 PM, Blogger Monica Burns said…

    So are you accustomed to the gamey taste?? LOL

    Give me a butterball any day. ROFL

  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger Aura said…

    That's so great Ellen! I love to watch them waddle around. Enjoy the wildlife while they're there! :)

  • At 9:54 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Yea, Monica, I think I'll stick with the Butterball. That little yellow thingy pops up and everything. LOL.

    Thanks, A. They're kindof fun to watch. Chris said it's unusual for them to perch as they did on the fence (and in a tree right next to the fence). It did look strange -- not like the Hallmark card cartoon turkeys. :)

  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger Kristen said…

    Of course I sent them to you. Got tired of them trotting through the backyard and raising turkey hell. ;)

    Would you rather have the wild turkeys or the brown bear cub?

    Grab the Bushmills instead of the Turkey stuff. ;)

  • At 9:53 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    I knew you sent them to me, K! LOL.

    You have a brown bear cub? I want a brown bear cub!


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