Bbum writes in with the nitty gritty of turkey harvesting from a turkey farmer – “I reserved a turkey with a rather awesome local poultry farmer, Paul Hain, earlier in the season. He raised the turkeys in his walnut orchard. Completely organic. The turkey needed to be picked up at farm on the weekend before thanksgiving and Paul invited us to come down, tour the farm and participate in the turkey harvest, if we wanted. Ben and I jumped at the chance. To play a role in the harvest of the turkey — to actually know what happens between “bird eating bugs & grain” to “me eating the bird — is something that we both feel is important knowledge. Personally, I find it hypocritical to both eat a food and be unwilling to acknowledge how said food is produced.”
Don’t read on if dead turkey harvesting photos isn’t your thing, ok? – Link.