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Pampered Chef: Speaking of turkeys!

  1. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    I saw something today in the city of Milwaukee that I have never seen even in the country where I used to live. Not one or two, but 6 wild turkeys! I had a show today at my mom's. I went to pick up a friend who lives on the northwest side of Milwaukee just west, 27th street actually, of Glendale. Totally city living! I pulled up and just as I was about to call her, she came running out of the house with a camera, yelling at me that there were 6! I could not see what the heck she was talking about so I got out of the car and low and behold, walking politely across the lawns of her neighbors across the street were 6 wild turkeys! I have never seen one! I certainly can not imagine eating one of those for Thanksgiving dinner though. They looked much sleeker and skinnier than a "table" bird! Plus they were probably able to fly! They can fly right?
     
    Nov 6, 2011
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  2. carlajanes

    carlajanes Member Gold Member

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    :D
    until i was a teenager i had never tasted a domesticated turkey! my parents shot one every year and that's what we had at Thanksgiving :) yes, they can kind of fly....mainly just high enough to roost in a tree.
    every year we were told not to eat the little black specks in the turkey....always thought it was peppercorns they were talking about till i got older and realized it was buckshot...lololol
    so glad you got to see them...i think they are pretty cool :)
     
    Nov 6, 2011
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  3. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Are you kiddin'? I used to see Wild Turkey all over Milwaukee, especially in The Old Man's house.

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  4. Telynn

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    ROFLMAO! That's too funny The Kitchen Guy!
     
    Nov 7, 2011
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  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    A farm-raised-for-food turkey and a wild turkey bear very little resemblance. Food turkeys are bread to have more meat, especially white meat. Neither bears any resemblance to the Wild Turkey KG referenced.



    You have no idea how many tries it took me to write that without using the phrase "bigger breasts." LOL!
     
    Nov 7, 2011
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  6. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    We have a turkey that lives in a field, right off Main Street, which goes through downtown. I've seen it a couple of times while driving home, but apparently it hangs out in the area daily. Someone said it chased a police cruiser a few weeks ago.
     
    Nov 7, 2011
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  7. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Big juicy ones, right?
     
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  8. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Darn...a video of that could have been quite funny!
     
    Nov 7, 2011
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  9. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    I know! DS gets a kick out of seeing it (when he can, sometimes it's on the other side of the car) on the way home.
     
    Nov 7, 2011
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  10. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    When I was married to my ex and living in the country, he bought a dozen turkey ~ mail order! They came all crunched in a box with holes. I couldn't believe that you could actually get live animals (or turkeys in this instance) through the mail!

    Once they were big, they each became a holiday meal for someone! We ate a couple & sold off the rest. But raising them sure was interesting. I'd never done that before. And yes ... they can fly high enough to roost. We had to build a pen with a wire roof to keep them together so they wouldn't wander/fly off.
     
    Nov 7, 2011
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  11. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    However I think KGs would be fun!! Then you would not care what kind of turkey it was! All though, the overstuffed hangover is a killer!
     
  12. minirottie

    minirottie Advanced Member

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    This thread is making me laugh...I live in midtown Omaha and there is a gaggle (is that what they're called?) that live around here...randomly causing traffic issues, etc.
     
    Nov 8, 2011
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  13. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    A rafter of turkeys.

    (In your case, maybe they're a mutual of Omaha?)

    A team of ducks.

    A gaggle of geese.

    A flock of chickens.

    And for reasons I will never understand:

    A murder of crow.

    A wake of buzzards.
     
  14. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    A wake (gathering around the dead) of buzzards makes sense to me.

    I wonder if a murder of crows comes from the idea that crows take or are dead people's souls has anything to do with that.
     
    Nov 9, 2011
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  15. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Rae that makes sense as even Edgar Allen Poe made it a character in a book. "When the crow stays here, murder is near" is a line from some other authors story as well.
     
    Nov 11, 2011
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  16. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

    (Hint: Click on the word to see the best version of Poe's The Raven that's out there.)
     
  17. minirottie

    minirottie Advanced Member

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    Might be :) Maybe Warren Buffett is hanging with them too, since he lives right down the street also!
     
    Nov 12, 2011
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