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Our mama wild turkey is back — 9 Comments

  1. Jackie,
    I was wondering. Where do you get your solar panels? Are they 100 or 200 watt? I’d like to know more about it.
    Where do you get the batteries? Do you have separate plug-ins in the house for each array or what?
    Thanks

  2. I m so happy that you’re getting your solar set up. We lived off grid for 13 years and it was so nice to not have an electric bill. We rarely used the generator,just in the winter when it would snow all day. I liked knowing our power came from the sun.we currently can be on or off the grid. So since we are used to limiting our power usage we use the regular power in the winter months.

  3. Miss Jackie I am nearly as happy about Mama Wild T,and her adult daughter, as I would be if she were at my place. Have been having wild turkeys visit my orchard. I believe some of them are also mixed due to very light coloring on a couple of them, and several being unusually large. We have a farm neighbor who keeps a mixed flock of turkeys and a lot of pea fowl. They all run nearly wild in the mountain behind us. I was tempted to bag a very large turkey, but decided that watching them come in to scratch about is more gratifying; we see from 9 to nearly 20. More than half appear to be wild.
    Good news our local grocery stores are selling frozen turkeys for exceptionally low prices from now until Thanksgiving Day. I purchased one for our holiday but I think I’ll “bag” a few more at these prices for the freezer and can them before the Christmas holiday for the pantry as they keep so well and make a very nice quick meal for company.
    Blessings All!!! Rick

    • Yep, it’s always a great time to pick up those sale turkeys. I love having lots of canned turkey and turkey broth in the pantry! So easy, quick to fix and tasty too. We plan on raising some wild turkeys this spring to release on our homestead. As we are so far back from the road and have plenty of State and Forest Service land around us, we hope they do well. We do plan on feeding them in the woods during the winter to help them survive.

  4. Glad to hear mama came back and brought her daughter. So happy the footings are poured and ready for the framing to support the solar panels. The pumpkin looks good and I was wondering how long the vines were on it? I have raised beds and was just wondering.

    • The vines are pretty long; about 20′. So I don’t think they’d be good for a raised bed; maybe a designated spot in a corner of the yard?