Friday, February 25, 2011

Let's Talk Turkey

I called up Mike the other day and asked if I could stop by.

And while he picked up all the "poopie",

He told me to go and say "Hi"........

To all the animals he has over there

But when I saw this one, I couldn't help but stare!

I've never seen a Turkey so large

My goodness, he was as big as a barge!

"Sixty pounds," said Mike with his big old grin

For goodness sake, it made me feel thin!

"He likes you, " said Mike, as the bird started to "talk"

"You see" he went on, "even got a John Wayne walk."

For you see, where he came from wasn't so great

And now Mike is talking about giving him a mate!

Yes, Mike took him in and gave him a new home

He didn't want the poor fellow to be all alone.

But before I knew it, it was time to say "bye"

I hopped in my car and just kept saying "Oh, my!"

P.S.  I'm heading over to Verde Farm  for Farm Friend Fridays.  See you there!


  1. Hope he avoids the Thanksgiving rush! I think he'd feed a gathering! He sure is pretty!

  2. Hmmmm.. turkeys aren't the most attractive animal in the kingdom, are they?
    But I'm glad he liked you and talked to you -- love the poetry!


  3. I've never seen a turkey up close. His poor little bird legs must be straining under that weight! Building up the old drumsticks is he?

  4. I love your home. That picture is so beautiful! It was very nice to have you over at gallimaufry... wish I could stop by your real home in the hollow and bring you some apple pie. ;) Hugs!

  5. Once he has a lady friend, you might want to take a stick with you next time you visit -- they get a bit grumpy when the ladies are around. :)

  6. i was attacked at age 8 by a turkey exactly like this one, it ripped my easter dress to shreds, so he is not any thing i would want to visit. good for Mike for rescuing him.

  7. I'm putting that turkey on my Thanksgiving wish list... LOL


  8. haha every time i see a turkey it think o my gosh what is that bird UGLY! haha... there sure are more ugly looking animals out there but i just can't help it!.... Great pic though!


  9. Wow! That's one big turkey! I didn't realize they could get that size!

    Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  10. SIXTY POUNDS! all I can think is, I feel sorry for his future girlfriend.
    the wanna be country girl - Caroline

  11. He might just be too big and old to taste good. Might save his life...

  12. Ever since I "discoverd" it via ForestWalk/Laura K. I've enjoyed your blog. I've been blogging for nearly a year now & am still learning all the ins & outs of it. Could you tell me how you put in the section titled "You Might Also Like" at the end of your posts? I think it might be one of the gadgets, but have yet to figure that out. I'd appreciate your input...pop over & visit my blog sometime.

  13. That was a big turkey and his neck is looking like mine. sandie

  14. I can certainly see why you would stare at him. He's very homely.

  15. I think he is beautiful--what great colors. I would say that Mike is a great guy :) Thanks for sharing this fun fella--hope he gets a girl soon :)

  16. wow JP!! great picture...what a BIG COLORFUL turkey.
    he looks too good to eat...too big anyway...would prob be TOUGH!!


  17. Hello!
    What a wonderful place you have and a beautiful State to live in. Thanks for stopping by to say was nice to 'meet' you! I'm going to enjoy looking around your blog and getting to know you a bit better. I hope you are having wonderful Sunday..
    Maura :)


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