Vegetarians should probably skip this post.
Yesterday we had our four turkeys butchered by Osprey Hill Butchery. I managed to hurt my back badly on Sunday so Tom had to bring the turkeys in and pick them up while I sat on a heating pad. Above is a photo of the two toms the day before. And below is one of the hens (using this recipe) for tonight’s dinner.
The hens were 24# and 25#. The toms are above 30# which is as high as the butcher’s scale goes. Next year they will not take bird bigger than 30# as it is hard on their equipment. So we will have to come up with a different plan to get our birds smaller, either smaller breeds or shorter lives. Anyway, for this year, turkey dinner is really, really good. And there is plenty of breast meat.