“Killer” strikes again

Oh my.  When my second son ran into my room this morning announcing I needed to come quick, “Daddy is about to do it,” I had to think for a minute.  I knew Robert woke up early and headed out, I told him don’t do anything until I get there, then I went back to sleep.

And we talked about it.  But, it was about to happen for REAL!!

Once I figured out what I was hurrying to go to, I ran out with my camera in hand to this picture

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It started when we watched a video on Friday night:

{Note : do not watch unless you want to see MORE than I am showing – but if you watch listen for the other turkeys walking around gobbling while this one is saying goodbye – I was laughing about the noises. But there is some blood}

 

Watching the video is one thing.  But when it is your turkey, it is a bit different.

Yes, we are officially Country Folk!!  We butchered and cooked our own turkey, which we raised since he was a few days old, and tonight we will eat him with some stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and peas.  It is a fitting end.  His name was Thanksgiving.

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I also have to praise my youngest son!  He was the best helper to Robert, he plucked more feathers than anyone else!  His treat was lunch at Sonic!! 

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It was a family affair though

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everyone pulled a few feathers or more (except for AG)

After lots of plucking we finally started to see what we are accustomed to seeing when you prepare to cook a turkey (aside from the feet, of course)

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Now we are getting him all cleaned up and ready to go.

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And finally, he is sitting on my counter resting, and will make a wonderful supper!  We have had a few bites and it tastes pretty good!!

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I have a new respect for my dear husband. Last week, the snake. That is one thing. But this week, this was real. It was our turkey. He lived a good life, had plenty of food and water, a safe place to sleep. He was happy. Until this morning.

A tribute to Thanksgiving the Turkey:

2 baby turkeys

A couple day old

turkey young

Several Weeks old

mature turkey

  And lastly, a few days ago. 

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