Turkeys!

Nov. 21st, 2007 01:26 pm
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So, we went down to Kalona today to get our turkey from an amish farmer.
We pulled up at his farm, and his daughter was standing outside the turkey shed, manning a table on which sat two turkeys. 26.5 pounds each.

We marvel at the size, and she assures us that she can get a smaller one out of the enormous water-filled cooler behind us. She opens the cooler, shows us about 20 floating turkey carcasses, and says, "these two are nice and cold, from yesterday. Those are from this morning and are not as cold."

As we didn't want a 27-pound turkey, we asked for a smaller bird. She hoisted one by its neck and disappears into the attached shed. a minute later, we have a newly-bagged turkey (sans neck).

Meanwhile, B has gotten out of my sister's minivan (in which are my two nephews) and decided to go look at the living turkeys. As she's standing there, the farmer comes out of the shed, causing the turkeys to flee in terror and make a valiant but futile effort to escape. He grabs one by the legs, and, nodding at Beth, picks it up and brings it back to the killing zone.

Mmm...fresh turkey. Even fresher than last year, [livejournal.com profile] havenstone!

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