It was inevitable. She was a rebel at heart.
Never one to conform to the ways of the farm, Lucy made her own rules. You may not know this, but she was the turkey version of our own Bob Marley.
As one of our very first "girls", she quickly rose to the top of the
She was an adventurer.
And she defied the odds on more than one occasion.
Lucy reminded us that in the midst of our hard work, when nothing seems to be going according to plan, that life finds a way.
Most of the time.
After finding Lucy sitting on another clutch of eggs in the midst of the blackberry brambles, we were heartbroken to find her mauled body only a few feet away from her still (barely) warm eggs yesterday. It looked like she fought hard to protect her little clutch.
My admiration for her continues.
Some might say, "But she was only a turkey." Lucy was more than that. She was our own little mascot with an I think I can mentality.
And because of her, my vision is clear.
Hatch her babies so Lucy's legacy lives on...
... and build these...insides the coop.
"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...."
RIP Lucy. You will be missed.