Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hunters: A Bunch of Turkeys

Hello Dear Reader,
Grandma (Caroline) Hall tried her hand at raising turkeys. The family called them “her little project.” They had to watch the hatchlings very closely to make sure they didn’t suffocate or smother. The birds needed to be kept warm, so the family kept fires burning until the birds were established.

There were lots of pheasants in Lake Shore and they often got into the turkey feed. During pheasant hunting season hunters came down through the fields and shot at the turkeys and nearly everything else that moved. The family had an awful time trying to keep hunters away from their poultry.
Aunt Genni

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