Turkeys

Even our turkey gobbler, Owbrow, has gone broody!!!

Even our turkey gobbler, Owbrow, has gone broody!!!

You know it’s been a pretty extreme year for broodiness when even your great big male turkey gobbler develops the urge to join in. We’ve had lots of turkey gobblers over the years but we’ve never seen one go broody before. Owbrow spied one of his wives on her nest and pushed her aside so … Continue reading

Turkey troubles – losing our gobbler, Keith

Turkey troubles – losing our gobbler, Keith

Keith was a beautiful young turkey gobbler we’d selected to keep from last summer’s poults (baby turkeys). As the months went by, Keith grew into a thoroughly personable bird and fitted in perfectly to our farmyard family. He was calm, gentle and inquisitive. He was always on hand to check what you had in your … Continue reading

How a sleeping turkey stopped my painting

How a sleeping turkey stopped my painting

I love seeing our birds roosting on their perches in the evening. There’s something so satisfying and pleasing about the rows of rounded forms tucked up snugly side by side for the night. I’ve long thought they’d be a great subject for a painting. Not long ago I finally put brush to paper to capture … Continue reading

Owbrow the turkey gobbler spies a rival… in a handbag??!!

Owbrow the turkey gobbler spies a rival… in a handbag??!!

Kelsie and her mum, Linda, devoted silkie enthusiasts, came to choose two new birds to add to their little flock of hens a week ago. Kelsie happened to be wearing a beautiful bag from Thailand which was embroidered in several bright shades of blue with little red and orange pom poms on the corners. Kelsie … Continue reading

Octavia’s delight

Octavia’s delight

Many people visit our farm and we receive lots of enthusiastic comments about the experience as there are so many different farmyard birds and animals to see. I take great pleasure watching people’s reactions to the farm, especially when someone becomes engrossed in observing a particular bird or animal or when I can see someone’s … Continue reading

Magic moult makeover

Magic moult makeover

One of the benefits of having feathers is that you get to shed the old ones and grow a whole fresh coat of new ones every year. In the space of just a few weeks each autumn the birds go from looking like they’ve been pulled backwards through a barbed wire fence to looking like … Continue reading

Indignant turkeys and a surprising goanna

Yesterday afternoon I headed over to the big shed to resume work with Dad on sorting the breeding pens of Silkie chooks. Fortunately I entered the large fenced yard via the furthest gate into the big shed which meant that I caught sight of a goanna near the duck pens before the dogs did and … Continue reading

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