Thursday, August 16, 2012

A few follow-ups

I just spotted the mama turkey over by some trees and all 9 of her chicks are still with her. They look to be half-grown and they're fully feathered now.
                                   (Borrowed image)
Sunny's vestibular disease has not cleared up. He walks around with his head cocked way over to one side. He get disoriented easily but seems to be dealing with it. I'm still worried about him because that's the kinda gal I am!
                      (It seems to have affected his eyes too)
The tomato dumpling soup was not up to expectations. I had previously blogged about how messy and steamy it was to can peaches. As it turns out, making soup from fresh tomatoes is almost as bad! The soup was good but I need a better recipe for the dumplings. I think I'll try it with spaetzle next time!

When I went on Google to find a picture, I found this one that had a recipe attached. Now, who would have thought to go into Google Images to find a recipe!
The family reunion picnic on Saturday. My two cousins on the left and me between my two brothers on the right. We look like a bunch of old people!

17 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

Aah! Momma turkeys with their babies are so sweet.
Jane x

Rian said...

I have never seen turkey chicks so thanks for the pics.

And as for Sunny, we had a cat that had similar symptoms to Sunny's... only she was older and had had a stroke. She did get around with her head tilted and walked in circles.

The Owl Wood said...

Poor ol' Sunny - give him a hug from me please.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely that the turkey babies are doing so well.

Poor Sunny, sorry he's still got problems!

The Odd Essay said...

Who cares about age? It's wonderful that you have your siblings and still enjoy life! and... Glad the poults survived!

Buttercup said...

I don't see old people. You all look just like me!

Joanne Noragon said...

I cannot believe the way photos make me look so old. I wish people could push the shutter properly.

On another note, our BoomBoom's head was similarly cocked for the last half of his very long life, which he also lived with a limp and a pin in his shattered leg.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I miss the turkeys that used to visit regularly. I suppose buddy keeps them from coming by. How fun to be able to watch them, and the babies are so sweet.

I hope your dear kitty is feeling better soon.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Photos cannot capture one's spirit and ornery nature, hee hee!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Seems like quite a feat for the mama turkey to still have all nine of her babies with her!

John Gray said...

turkey poults are so delicate!
funny buggers

Elaine said...

You look like a rose between two thorns.

How amazing that mama turkey has managed to keep all her chicks, she must be some good mother.

Love to Sunny.

Linda Starr said...

Never saw so many turkey babies, I hope they all do well, the soup looks delicious to me,

so sorry for Sunny, hope he improves with time.

troutbirder said...

Neat turkey picture. Our turkey get chased off by Baron our GSD into the woods. They seem though to realize he can't follow them into the woods because he is confined to the yard by an electronic fence....:)

Pearl said...

I've yet to make a good dumpling! (Which is too bad because they're lovely!)

Pets for Sunny...

Pearl

Knatolee said...

I love the turkeys! And your kitty. I have a friend with a cat with this disorder, and kitty is doing very well. I also knew a Sheltie with the problem, and she did well for many years. Give Sunny a kiss from me.

And age is a state of mind!

Gina Gao said...

The mom turkey was so cute with her children!

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