Wednesday, January 25, 2012

such is life...and death

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 pack...er, flock.


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.

8 comments:

Farmer's City Wife said...

Aww!! Poor little Lucy! I loved her adventures, and am sorry she's gone :(.

Live long, little Lucy progeny.

Grace said...

Ah, geez, I'm sorry. It's really hard to lose the hard-headed ones, isn't it? They are so interesting (and admirable somehow.)

Tina - Our Rustic Roots said...

Oh, I'm sorry. I'm not surprised that she fought off whatever it was with literally her last breathe, though. She was a good Momma to the very end.

MamaTea said...

Well dangit Kim, ya made me cry. Rest in peace, dear Lucy! We all need a gal like Lucy on the farm. You will be missed, brave girl. :)

Candy C. said...

What a nice tribute to Lucy! I hope ALL her eggs hatch out and yep, it's time to build nesting boxes inside the coop.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Lucy Lucy Lucy...I did not know you but as a mama myself I admire you tremendously. We have our own "pet" turket named Sunset. I would be very sad if he died

Mountain Home Quilts said...

You and Pinterest!! ;)
I'm so sorry for your loss of Lucy. It's been our experience that they birds that make their way into your heart are the ones that we lose in some tragic way. RIP Lucy.

Mooberry Farmwife said...

So sad! I dropped by to see your bourbon reds.... sorry to hear about Lucy. Love the pic of her and the babies trailing behind.

What is it about turkeys, anyway? They are just so lovely. :o)

Nice to meet you,
Julie