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September 15, 2012

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  1. September 15, 2012 1:46 pm

    Those look more like guinea hens?

    • September 15, 2012 4:47 pm

      I think you’re right. I looked back through my notes (visited the end of May) and have no reference to the breed but he said he had beef and chicken; no mention of turkeys..and a photo check online sure seems to look like a guinea hen.

  2. September 15, 2012 3:06 pm

    That is another thing I miss about WV, all the turkeys!

    • September 15, 2012 4:43 pm

      We ordered our Thanksgiving turkey from a local farm that raises heritage breeds

      • September 15, 2012 5:22 pm

        Each morning, as I drove to get a coffee and egg sandwich in town (a gas station, a general store and a small diner) I would drive through a section of farmland that always had a bunch of turkeys feeding near a cattle feed station (grain?). WV left such an impression in my heart that I once told my friends that I saw what the singer John Denver saw when he wrote the song about coming home to WV. Did you mention earlier that you were moving?

  3. Allen Arnold permalink
    September 15, 2012 8:21 pm

    What a charming photo


    • September 15, 2012 8:26 pm

      Allen, the farm is in the Eastern Panhandle, very old. Originally was a tavern and ferry crossing in the colonial period. Now they sell beef and chicken and we visited there when the friends who put us up/put up with us on our last trip that way recommended it. We bought some veal and Graham made osso bucco. So many wonderful places in this state.

  4. September 16, 2012 4:57 pm

    Oh yeah, those are guinea fowl. They make great alarm birds (predators, visitors, not much gets by them!). Of course, you have to like noisy birds, too.

    • September 16, 2012 6:01 pm

      I have a sun conure that someone can have, now that mention birds that sound alarms…best “watchbird” we’ve ever had.

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