Saturday, August 29, 2009
The best part of country living....
.....it's the almost daily sighting of wonderful wildlife.
Here is a pic of the turkey family off the front porch. We have watched the little ones grow all summer -- quite amazing. We see them every morning and Lu loves it.. she counts the turkeys and laughs when they stretch their wings and is in awe when they zip for cover. But we want to keep them safe. It has been a long time since we have had wildlife stake home in the property - years ago we had a family of foxes... then for a few years we had many close encounters with skunks (I still have an emergency can of tomato juice in the cupboard), coyotes, deer, tons of raccoons... but by far the turkeys have been the most gentle and inspiring to watch. I hope they come back next year with a whole new pack of poults to raise!