As Thanksgiving Day draws near we have a minor turkey shortage on the farm. The main attraction of the festive table, the perfectly roasted turkey may be missing. How is that you may ask? Well... once upon a time there were four cute little poults, that were destined for great feasts. Two, were to be served at our Farm to Table dinner. One would be processed sold and the final one would adorn OUR Thanksgiving table. Unbeknownst to us two of these flocked friends were not to make it to the butchering table. One's legs did not develop correctly and we lost him while he was young. The two destined for Farm to Table, were brined and smoked to tasty perfection. The other was within days of enjoying his last meal, when we discovered that a predator decided to enjoy him before we could have the chance. So, this leaves us with a Butter Ball for turkey day this year...not exactly the local, free range tasty bird that was expected.
Small farming lesson learned: Buy twice as many turkeys than what you actually expect to eat!
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