I Could Have Gone To Safeway, But No-oh!

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

Every Tuesday before Thanksgiving, after the office meeting and brokers' tour, I head out Colesville Road to Fulton Maryland to Maple Lawn Farm to get my turkey. 

The birds lucky enough to grow up at Maple Lawn lead pretty good lives.  Their avian condo units are quite spacious.  They get to scratch around the ground looking for worms. and the food (other than the worms) is pretty good, too.

But not that wonderful.  These guys appear to be the sole survivors of a recent massacre.

And I walked out with a 20 pound bird who, until just hours before, was alive and clucking.  Talk about fresh! 

So on Thursday, in the wee hours of the morning, this bird goes into my oven and hours later I will serve it to my mom, my vegetarian sisters, one of whom will eat it, and a couple of token carnivores who are joining us.

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Carol Hamilton
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Pat, that turkey sounds like it will be fantastic!  Enjoy your cooking and your holiday.

November 25, 2009 01:06 PM
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Jim Frimmer
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I know we all have to eat, and that food comes from somewhere, but I just cannot fathom going out and picking out a live animal and 30 minutes later walk out of the place with a dead animal in my arms. I would never have made it in the Wild Wild West unless I had a ranch hand to do all the killing.

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

November 25, 2009 05:56 PM
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Pat, My sister and I were in charge of plucking after my Mom would drop them in to boiling water for a few minutes to soften it up...the fun part was watching the bird dance, after it's head had been lobbed off with an ax at the chopping block behind the grainery barn. Hence the saying, dancing like a chicken with its head cut off! We had the true farm...pigs, chicken, sheep, cattle, horses, ducks and turkeys! Enjoy your bird! Oooo...the memories!

November 25, 2009 07:05 PM
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Janice MacMillan
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Twenty pounts?!?! I don't think my dinky little oven would even hold a 20 pound turkey. LOL Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day and enjoy your family.

November 25, 2009 07:36 PM
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Pat

Good sized bird; have a  great and Happy Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2009 09:49 PM
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