Monday, February 18, 2008

Wild Turkeys



I drove past this group of wild turkeys four times today between 10 and 5. They were in the field across from my neighborhood. They were as big as yearling pigs and very busy going through the grass that has just been exposed in our February thaw. There is light at 6pm and the sky is no longer just gray. Spring is coming and the animals are the first to recognize the signs--that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

12 comments:

Dad,  February 18, 2008 at 7:01 PM  

How close did you get to these turkeys? When I first looked at the pictures and read your description, I thought I was reading Pioneer Woman.
We have had a catamount visit the last couple of nights. I think they want chicken salad and your Mom will supply the chicken. I worry more about Julia and Grace walking to our house at night becoming kid salad. There were tracks under Kate's bedroom window this morning. Kate was sitting on her back porch Saturday night when it ran through her backyard.

Anna February 18, 2008 at 8:12 PM  

Yay! This blog gives me HOPE!

Carrie February 18, 2008 at 9:05 PM  

I'm with you Deborah. I can't believe you have turkeys near by.

Allison Smith February 18, 2008 at 10:00 PM  

so you're sayin' spring is comin? oh thank you Lordie.

Allison Smith February 18, 2008 at 10:00 PM  

so you're sayin' spring is comin? oh thank you Lordie.

laurak February 18, 2008 at 10:54 PM  

Wow, do you live on a wildlife reserve?

April February 18, 2008 at 11:46 PM  

You're the only friend I have who would say "as big as yearling pigs" to designate size. I have no idea how big that is.

Mary February 19, 2008 at 7:34 AM  

I will pray for an early spring for you. How great would that be?

Amy February 19, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

Ditto what April said. I thought to myself, how bus us a yearling pig? Last time I gave birth we had an early spring so maybe my hormones effect the weather.

Mom,  February 19, 2008 at 3:55 PM  

I'm amazed at all the critters in your neighborhood. Wow! And here I thought you lived in a city! Kate calls the feline critter in our neighborhood, a panther, Clif calls it a catamount; I haven't seen it, but I call it a cougar. I'm going to take a photo of it's footprint and I will email it to you, Deb, so you can post it if you want to.

Christensen's February 20, 2008 at 9:31 PM  

Spring? I am not sure it will come anytime soon here, but I have hope. The only wild life we see are the deer that have been forced down from the mountain because of the snow. Let me know when you have the first tulip up.