Remember that episode of The Simpsons when Homer gives up beer, and he goes to a baseball game and he’s the only one not drinking and he says that without beer “I never realized how boring this game is.”

I suggest you drink beer while reading this blog . . .

Maybe it’s all the grey dreary weather, or that post Halloween let-down, but lately I got nothing. So here’s a couple pictures of some wild turkeys that were wandering around in our backyard.  I hope they know Thanksgving is coming up and they need to find good hiding places.

(I took the photo through a window screen – I didn’t want to scare them away by opening it)

At first I thought it was a male with a pack of females, but on closer inspection you can see that it’s a female with a group of young turkeys. I don’t know what baby turkeys are called. Hang on . . .

Okay, I just googled it – they’re Poults. Eh. That’s not a very cute name for a baby.

I also found out the other day that baby rabbits are called Kits. Now that’s a cute name. “A baby bunny is really called a kitten (same as a baby cat) but other people call them bunnies, kindles, or kits.” I don’t know what that has to do with baby turkeys.

This is where, if you were drinking beer, you would find this fascinating . . . or hilarious.


  1. Sandra on November 11, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Hee, this is where Dot and Mae would say, “Be sure to ask your parents if it’s ok to drink beer before noon!” I think wild turkey pictures are awesome. I’m jealous that you get to see them right in your back yard. All we get is one bratty squirrel. I also enjoyed the baby animal names and even looked up more details: “poult” is a contraction of “pullet,” which comes from the Latin “pullus” meaning “chicken, young animal.” That’s also similar to the Latin words for “boy” and “girl”: “puer” and “puella,” if I’m remembering correctly.

  2. B-Movie Star on November 11, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    See, now that’s some more fascinating stuff! Are you sure you’re not drunk right now? Also bratty squirrel – love that!