Turkeys and Bamboo

So, on Saturday I headed to Anacortes to purchase some turkey poults.  I drove via Bayview where the tide was quite low.

I bought three Narragansett turkey poults to replace the two poults that we lost to eagles (plus one extra, just in case).  I had the beagle with me, and she was very curious about them on the ride home.

And when I got them settled in a rabbit hutch in the barn (because the existing turkeys and  chicken chicks immediately attacked them), the young peacock was also curious about them.

Here they are in their hutch.  They seem to be doing well.

Today I cut down some bamboo in the orchard that was crowding out some of our fruit trees.  They went to the sheep and goats for trimming.

They will supplement the older bamboo bean poles in the garden.

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8 Responses to Turkeys and Bamboo

  1. Jeanne says:

    Your new little turkey poults are really nice looking. I hope they will do well.

    About the bamboo – Do you have to be concerned that those bamboo poles might take root and grow? When we lived in Washington, we found bamboo growing in the one flower bed. It was planted by the former pastor’s wife. It was okay for a year or so, and them we began to see bamboo growing in the lawn! It was a problem.

    • Donna says:

      I hope so too, Jeanne! We haven’t had any problems with the bamboo poles in the past. But I did plant freshly cut poles in the ground which I normally do not do. I think I will take them out and put in more aged poles. Thanks for the heads-up,

      • Jeanne says:

        Good luck! I surely don’t want you to have bamboo starting to grow in your garden!

      • Donna says:

        I pulled out the fresh bamboo today and put in some that have been cut a few days. Hopefully this will work.

  2. Michelle says:

    Cute little turkettes – and your garden looks GREAT! I’m suffering from garden envy this year….

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Michelle! The garden didn’t look good until very recently. In fact, it was pathetic. But it is finally starting to grow. You have been a little busy for gardening, I’m afraid.

  3. First I am very glad you are physically on the mend but MUST continue to take care of you!!! We were very fortunate to not have got the virus and are still very vigilant about avoiding and masking.

    Second, turkeys were on my list for the spring but haven’t bought them yet but keeping hopes up. I love all birds flocks and we need some guineas too because this year the ticks are horrible. One thing at a time. I have seven new ducks and ten chicks so trying to get them big enough to be out with the rest of the flocks. The ducks were supposed to be Pekins but weren’t available so I seven Mouen and they’re beautiful. The love our big pond in front of the house and they return to their run several times a day and are pinned up every night as are the chickens. During the day every thing free ranges which helps with the feed bill.

    Continue to get better and writing your posts which I love and look forward to every day!!!

    Rita from Virginia

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Rita! I am trying of take care of myself, but it is challenging with my two jobs (one being farming). Thankfully we do not have ticks here. The eagles always ate our ducks but I was rethinking the other day about getting a larger breed of duck that they may have a harder time with. I would love ducks to eat all of our slugs. I am so happy to hear that you enjoy reading my blog. I wonder sometimes how many people actually read it.

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