Sunday, June 26, 2011

Peeps & Chocolate

They're here....

We've been invaded by chickens.

At least, I think they're chickens.

They look more like "Peeps".

We brought home twenty-five Cornish X chicks that will eventually grow into 25 very lovely chicken dinners.

But right now I can't think about how delicious Buttermilk Fried Chicken and biscuits will taste.

Or how many gallons of broth I'll get from the leftover bits.

All I really want to think about is how cute those 25 lil' Peepers are.

Especially the one that thinks he's a duck. I may name him Daffy and build him a pond.

Leave it to the kindly people at the farm store to keep things in perspective for me though.

This is the box that the Peeps came home in.


While I was picking up my Peeps, I overheard one of the farmgirls say something about chocolate. Of course, I had to investigate.

Because it was chocolate.

Meet Hershey and Nestle. They are Chocolate turkeys.

Thanks to the farm store for keepin' it real.

This post is linked to The Barn Hop.


Patty said...

Lill' peeps are so cute! And home grown chicken dinners are delish! Why do Hershey and Nestle have marbles in a dish? Very cute! I'm afraid of trying to raise turkeys. Not sure why that is. Maybe if you share some good stuff about raising them I'll change my mind. ;)

Kim said...

Patty~Turkeys like to pick at bright, shiny objects. Since turkeys aren't known for their intelligence, the marbles show them where to drink~and it has the added benefit of preventing them from drowning! I LOVE raising turkeys! We have 8 Bourbon Red's and they are so full of personality! They stay small and love people~definitely nothing to fear!

Georgia said...

that is to funny about the box!!!!! nice pics too :0)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Too cute! Love the box, that's a great chuckle-have fun:@)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I agree, turkeys must be one of the dumbest birds I know. LOL.
What in the world is a chocolate turkey???! I've never even heard of that!

Anonymous said...

They are so sweet, it is hard to think of them as dinner, when they look like that. Good thing they grow up :O)

*Christi jo*

~ Janis said...

Good looking birds.

I want some of them Chocolate turkeys!

Never heard of them before.

Savories of Life said...

I want all kinds of birds on a farm some day. Yours took my heart away.