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Old 11-20-2012, 11:36 PM   #1606
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Just a drive by since I brought home work. Only one more work day!!!

Did my shopping tonight, our turkey got a short pardon (he's still walking around out back) as my sisters begged for chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgiving instead of the normal routine. Seems kind of weird. Our kids are heading to their in-laws so it's basically my Dad and my sister's family for dinner on Thursday.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:30 AM   #1607
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I saw your turkey on FB. Were you really going to eat him for dinner? I know you live in the boonies, do you have a farm?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:02 AM   #1608
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Love seeing you guys pop up. Brings back some happy memories.

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:20 AM   #1609
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I saw your turkey on FB. Were you really going to eat him for dinner? I know you live in the boonies, do you have a farm?
We're on 18 acres, not quite what I'd call a farm (too small). We have our place planted for hay and our neighbor has a turkey farm so he sent about 14 to our place to finish them. We're keeping 2 and the rest go to other people. I'd planned on eating one for dinner, but now he's going in the freezer until X-mas. Our kids raised pigs and sheep for 4-H and FFA projects.

The turkeys you get at the store look at overgrown chickens to us, since our turkeys are usually 28 - 40#. The 40 pounder bent my oven rack and I have an extra large stove/oven combo.
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We're on 18 acres, not quite what I'd call a farm (too small). We have our place planted for hay and our neighbor has a turkey farm so he sent about 14 to our place to finish them. We're keeping 2 and the rest go to other people. I'd planned on eating one for dinner, but now he's going in the freezer until X-mas. Our kids raised pigs and sheep for 4-H and FFA projects.

The turkeys you get at the store look at overgrown chickens to us, since our turkeys are usually 28 - 40#. The 40 pounder bent my oven rack and I have an extra large stove/oven combo.
Yikes! That's nuts! I bought my first turkey to store for the year. Fran told me to get a big one. The largest I found was 15 lbs, beyond that was 25 pounds and there was no way I was getting that one. I can barely lift a 20 pounder out of the oven! I don't want to bend my oven rack! My oven is much smaller since I added the dual oven combo.

Besides with only two of us, even with the cats, I don't know what we would do with all that meat!
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Morning.

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