- Nov 16, 2015
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A few years ago, I had a family of wild turkeys take up residence in the backyard and field/pine stand behind it. Every time I entered or left the house, I got gobbled at, pretty emphatically, too. Then from the pines I'd hear the females answering in their little soft chitterings. They didn't know who he was talking to, but they needed to let him know they were there, I guess. Fortunately, after about a week they moved on. I wasn't looking forward to a backyard covered in turkey poop.Thankfully I don't have an association.......but I still got neighbors. I try to be respectful of them, yet still play at farmer.Yeah.....pretty sure the neighborhood association would frown on raising turkeys in my backyard.If you're close enough come on over!!!
I disowned my brother and the rest of my family is either dead or thousands of miles away.
So it's the Wife and I and a 16 lb fresh turkey.
The bain of every serious cook. Trying to find a never frozen turkey that weighs 12 lbs.
It's not possible!!!!
But thats okay,we smoke the whole thing and eat all we can over the four days the Wife is off and make turkey pot pies with the rest and boil the carcass to make turkey broth.
You could always raise your own to get the 'perfect' bird.........just sayin
Hell,they only allow two dogs!!
Last year was my second attempt to raise a few birds for the table. Normally, they are fairly quiet compared to chickens and usually just soft chitterings.......until the next door neighbor had a few friends over and every time they laughed, the turkeys would gobble in return. I thought it was funny, but didn't want any issues so the birds went to the freezer soon after that.