I was weeding in the garden behind the brick porch that connects the house and garage. I had been in that area about twenty minutes and when I stepped up onto the middle terrace ~ this huge TURKEY flew out practically right past my nose!!! As usual ~ I screamed ~ and ran ~ but I caught a glimpse of all these eggs!! I went up on the porch and looked down and right at the base of the wall is this nest ~ 10 turkey eggs ~ right outside our back door ~ that we are in and out of many times a day! Many thoughts run through my mind ~ are we going to have 10 baby turkeys running around the back garden all summer ~ am I going to grow attached to these little gobblers ~ how am I going to feel when our turkey-hunting sons want to put them on a platter for Thanksgiving dinner ~ and it goes on and on!! Actually, mama turkey did not come back until early this morning ~ I was up around 4 a.m., looked out our back stairway window and she wasn't there! By 6 a.m., she had returned!
One thing I am so thankful for is that in my running and screaming from the turkey flying by my face ~ is that I didn't fall. It was four years ago, the week before Memorial Day, that I ran from a bumble bee in THIS SAME GARDEN, fell over a rock and broke my ankle and was out of circulation for 9 weeks!!!!!!! When Sonny mentioned that last night, it made me cringe!!
I'll keep you posted on the Great Turkey Adventures!!!
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