This is the second year my husband and I have raised turkeys.
Turkeys, I think, are the cutest poultry babies there are and I love watching them grow.
Of course, I also love to eat them.
People wonder how I can possibly eat my babies, but it is not as hard as you might think.
First of all, I just take the turkeys for a ride and drop them off at the processor. I go back later that day and pick up turkeys sealed and labeled just like you buy at the store. So, I have no idea which cooking turkey was once part of my farm and I do not see any of the butchering process.
Secondly, turkeys get rather unattractive as they mature. They are not loving like a dog or hen. They have horrendous table manners and if you do not keep their coop clean, the smell is awful. So, by the time they are ready to butcher, the novelty of raising them has totally warn off.
Finally, these turkeys are bread to become food. They grow quickly, cannot reproduce and will die of a heart attack if not butchered in the fall.
So, you see, it isn’t really hard at all. I get to enjoy the experience and then taste the fruits of my labor!
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