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Visiting somebody else's farm is always an entertaining adventure. There's nothing like a mechanic with a menagerie. Remember the tractor repair guy's adorable bottle baby goats? Yesterday's trip was sort of like getting the truck fixed at a wildlife sanctuary. With lots of really playful dogs.
There were dozens of other birds besides these meandering around the place as well, including six baby chicks and a big puffed up pet turkey named George. I loved the geese and the itty bitty banty rooster, but my favorite of all was the young white turkey pictured above, hanging out with his guinea hen siblings.
"He was raised with those guineas and thinks he is one," the mechanic's son explained to me, as we watched him ignore the other turkeys and pal around with his people. He even sounds a guinea-like alert whenever a stranger or danger comes around—and neither he nor the other guineas seemed the least bit concerned that one member of their family looks nothing like the rest.
We do leave the farm every once in a while:
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9/8/06: I Wanna Be in Pigtures!
12/13/07: Slow Traffic Ahead
9/20/08: Goat Chowder (Not a Recipe)
7/28/08: Country Billboard
7/30/08: Super Market
8/2/08: Golden Fruits of Labor
11/27/08: Gobble Gobble
6/20/09: Local News
6/16/10: Visit to a Friend's Farm
8/8/10: On the Way Home
5/26/11: Back at a Friend's Farm
© FarmgirlFare.com, the quackless foodie farm blog where I tried to sneak a couple of ducks in the truck, but my hunky farmguy—who for some reason didn't seem nearly as thrilled as I was by all those cute critters—was having nothing of it. I think I may need to go back for another visit alone—and with a cage.