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To Camilla and everybody else living in Norfolk Turkeys are no doubt an everyday sight, not worthy of mention. There is probably a Bernard Matthews shop on every high street; a sound of gobbling up and down the dunes and over the forests and chases, but in this part of the world Turkeys are scarce. At the Amelia Farm today I came face to face with this specimen who kindly let me take his photograph. What an animal! I know most of it is feathers but even so. You probably cannot see but it has a sort of fly-whisk tassel sprouting out of its breast feathers and its tail can be elevated like a peacock. The legs are massive and can no doubt deliver a kick of hefty proportions. Too crazy and beautiful to eat anyway. And its head or at least that p[art of it not covered by wattle changes colour according to how vexed it is, changing from red to white and from blue to purple. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 7th Oct 2018 - 06:22PM   Posted by Fennie   Turkey Comments: 7

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Camilla's Avatar Think there is or was two Bernard Matthews /factory here in Norfolk. I stopped eating turkey some years ago although I have partaken a few slices which was just the fillet of rolled meat. I like the idea that America's President's in the past have saved two live Turkey's every Christmas so that they at least will not be popped into the oven.! Was it President Bush who first began this I think so, now whether Trump will follow suit who knows, he is a sly one that one.!

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Oct 2018 at 08:53AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Are you vegetarian Camilla?

Posted by: Withy Brook on 8th Oct 2018 at 08:56AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Pressed the wrong button! I was going on to say...
I love turkey if it is well cooked. Sadly so much is dry and even chewy! It is some time since I cooked a whole bird but pride myself on producing a nice juicy tasty bird 😀

Posted by: Withy Brook on 8th Oct 2018 at 08:59AM

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Fennie's Avatar Turkey can be most excellent if treated respectfully. But I think it is a shame to eat such magnificent birds, though of course the ones in the supermarket will be the white hybrid beasties bred for 'meatandnotaste.' What Bernard Matthews would call 'Bootiliceous.'

Yet I read this morning that Cranes are making a comeback - very slowly as they only raise one chick each year. There are some up in Norfolk now and on the fens. Also Yorkshire and Scotland I believe. Before the Turkeys arrived from the New World they were what people ate at Christmas but sadly our greed got the better of the cranes and they went to live on the other side of the North Sea. (There are many types of crane and perhaps this is the wrong one but it will do!) Uploaded Image

Posted by: Fennie on 8th Oct 2018 at 09:34AM

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Camilla's Avatar Whoopie! I have just rung my wifi provider and asked them to go through with me on how to get my iPad working again spoke to a lovely lady and she talked me through it and now it is working again... Hooray!Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Oct 2018 at 12:54PM

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Camilla's Avatar Almost a veggie Withy I eat fish and some veggie products but succumb to eating a little meat now and then.

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Oct 2018 at 12:55PM

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Camilla's Avatar Beautiful Cranes Fennie! They have amazing wingspan don't they .

I reckon the Cranes are the lucky ones now being excluded from eating but man will still keep on killing wildlife sadly out of the sky sadly including Pheasants and Grouse and Pigeons .Sad

Posted by: Camilla on 8th Oct 2018 at 12:59PM

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