When we moved to our ranch I had the wild idea to get a couple turkeys for Thanksgiving. We went to the local feed store to get a couple turkey poults (baby's) and my husband bought 10 - chicken math is real!
Since then I have been hooked on Turkeys. I love that they are always happy to see me. They herd and stay together in a group instead of scattering. They run like dinosaurs and make me laugh.
Pictured: Those first 10 turkeys.
Before moving to the ranch I had never farmed a day in my life As a teen I hated being outside, I would even argue with my mom about mowing the lawn and how she was ridiculously taming nature. Adam spent a lot of time on his grandfathers farm and loved every minute of it. We were living in suburbia and it was not a good fit for our quirky family. My husband was right in that the kids and I found the best versions of ourselves on the ranch. My daughter Brooklyn found her deep passion for animals. I found my love for the outdoors and raising our own meat, fruit and vegetables. My son Adam, Jr strengthen his love for fishing and being outdoors, he can drive a tractor with crazy skill.
Pictured: we celebrated my 40th birthday with a fishing trip for Ling Cod. Brooklyn caught the largest of the day at over 24 pounds!
We met square dancing in P.E. at
Marysville Junior High School.