These turkeys have a lot to be thankful for - despite initial intentions, they will bypass the Thanksgiving table and live to old age!
I was greeted by this friendly bunch (gaggle, group, flock?) as I pulled up to a log cabin in search of native plants. The 'Tree Guy' is a family-run business on Whidbey Island nestled into acres of woods where native shrubs and trees are propagated in their natural habitat then potted up for sale. The owner told me he first came to Whidbey as a kid in 6th grade camp, fell in love with the island and vowed to return. It didn't take him long - after high school, he saved up enough money to buy a chunk of land and has lived deep in the woods for 30 years.
Seems to be a common story among the islanders.
Now he shares his dream home with his family, 4 turkeys, 2 donkeys, numerous dogs and cats and chickens.
So here is to happy turkeys...
and a peaceful Thanksgiving!