Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Its not weeds - its a TURKEY!

Another reason we don't randomly go around brush hogging everything down.....

.... that isn't a buncha tall grass - its a hiding spot for a turkey hen and her nest!

We've been looking for this gal for days - and she set her nest about 2 feet from the gate I use about 100 times a day. Kai found her. She was hopping and popping around so I dropped my tools to see what the pup had gotten into....and she found this turkey hen! We think its Turkey Momma - our best setting turkey hen. She has about a dozen eggs under her and she is not budging a bit. She even let me look under to see her beautiful nest and she didn't move an inch.

Kai got a pat on the head and instructions to "leave it." I went to go and find some fence. Of course Turkey Momma couldn't set a nest inside a fenced area so I wrapped some field fencing around her spot to protect her from over interested puppies and varmints. Tomorrow I'll do a better assessment of the situation and we'll find a tarp to put over her.

Happy Thursday everyone! Do you know where all your turkey hens are?


Leontien said...

That sounds like a good plan. In Holland farmers get help from the governement if they spot bird nests in their fields and mark them!


Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Yeah! my turkey hens are all at your house :o( and my Chickens too!

Jody said...

That's so cool. Thanks for posting.

Blue Feather Micro-Farm said...

I love having portable fence panels around for just such an occasion. :D

Leontien said...

oh haha and i can't wait until you buy all that vanilla bean icecream!



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