That we didn’t have to butcher turkeys for Thanksgiving…we sold our last commercial turkey in aught eight. We have been getting steady phone calls since just before Halloween clear up until today.
“Yes, I need a turkey for Thanksgiving, can you call me and give me a price and let me know how they will weigh?”
Umm, no, we now just change the message on the recorder.
“We no longer sell turkeys, please remove our number from your notes…”
Or something like that. I make my husband do it, people believe a man’s voice more often than not.
It was always too cold, come late November, one year we had a foot of snow, terrible. I always felt sorry for those poor turkeys, it was cold and the bobcats were hungry. And I felt sorry for poor us, when the only way to warm up is to stick your hand in a dead bird. We were always too tired to enjoy our own fresh turkey. Frozen turkey for Thanksgiving that was butchered when the grass is still good is probably a more nutrient dense food anyway. So if you’re enjoying a fresh turkey tomorrow from a small farm, thank your farmer – they really deserve it. And next year try to get them to change their schedule and butcher a littler earlier. Just sayin.