Friday, April 1, 2016

Sheesh, guys, get a room

I stepped outside early this morning to release the chickens from their coop and feed the cattle when I spotted a surprising sight: two turkeys, caught in flagrante delicto right in our driveway.

If Tom was a little nonplussed by my sudden appearance, it certainly didn't impact his performance.

Compared to roosters -- which is strictly "wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am" in terms of speed -- turkeys take a bit more time to complete the act, maybe a minute or so from when I saw them (no idea how long they were there before I stepped outside).

But soon he finished the job and hopped off, and the hen ruffled her feathers and shook herself back to sleekness.

A few minutes later, while I was feeding, they hopped up on top the fence around the feedlot...

...(which caught the attention of the cows)...

...and flew off onto the neighbor's property. (Turkeys are powerful short-distance fliers.)

Once again, this illustrates why I try to never step foot outside without my camera in my pocket. You just never know what you'll see.


  1. Just think, you almost MISSED that! lol

  2. Turkey porn for April 1.

  3. The Pre-Mount Dance is quite impressive, too!

  4. Patrice, I was up most of the night working to save a night-born lamb, and so far so good, but if I have to bring it in the house to bottle raise, I don't want to see all this smutty and blatantly pornographic material all over my home page because you know from years past the baby's playpen is right next to the computer. lol!

    A. McSp