We have a turkey out with the sheep. It's a long story.
The guys from up on the hill stopped by today. They were wondering if we had a Jacob ram we could loan them.
"No," and we talked for awhile.
"I noticed you've got a turkey out there with them sheep. Is that a Bourban Red?"
"Why is he out there? You couldn't catch him, or...?"
"I just needed a place to put him."
A few hours later- Ding dong! Doorbell rings again. It's another neighbour farmer, asking if I want to come up to his place and get some hay for the sheep.
"I noticed you've got a turkey out there," he says while loading the hay into the truck, later.
"Yeah. They crush the eggs, sometimes, when you leave the males and females together, so I put him out with the sheep. Now he thinks he's a sheep."
"Oh. I thought maybe you couldn't catch him or something."
"No, I could. I mean, I can't now. I mean, I could, but- Yeah."
You'd think people had never seen a heritage turkey living with primitive horned sheep before. People seem to have turkeys on the brain today. I can't imagine why!