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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The turkey...

At the moment, DH and I are in Alexandra Headlands for the rest of the week. Thursday and Friday, DH will play in the golf competition at Horton Park, but today and tomorrow 'we're just chillin' lol.

We caught up with friends today over lunch at the Buderim Tavern. What an amazing view from our table...



The dining area is quite large..


Then we went to Pat and Paul's place for coffee...


Lurking in the beautiful tropical garden were these 2 creatures!



Pat and I have been friends since I moved into the house next to her mother's in 1971. Pat's daughter Robyn set up the Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence and DH and I often drive up to see productions of this company.
It's lovely being away for a a few days but in the back of my mind, I still have a 'turkey issue' back home. Yep! The bush turkeys are back! Well they haven't really ever gone away, but the destruction had eased for a while...till the last week.
Tommy, the faux turkey came to live here last week when DH's friend Tim, completed making it.

The faux turkey discourages the male, causing him/them to go elsewhere to build the mound. Well that seems to have happened...the male doesn't seem to be around...but Miss/Mrs/Ms Turkey has become a real pest.



Finally I managed to get a photo showing what the turkey is 'up to'...

The veggie bed that was dug over and left after I harvested the sweet potato crop...well I thought that I had dug up all the large ones, just leaving tiny ones to grow shoots and become next year's crop. But Miss Turkey has found some large sweet potatoes that I missed. And then she eats the middle out of them! As well, she is clever enough to dig up the 'shoots' of the next crop as she must have worked out that there is a tuber attached...




DH and I put down some mesh on the garden bed to discourage her but it looks like it could be a bit of a battle to grow sweet potatoes now. And did I mention what Miss Turkey has done to my ordinary potato crop ? Devastation is the only word for it. Thank goodness there are a number of fruit shops and supermarkets around here, otherwise we would be 'vegetableless'. I wonder whether she will get a taste for cherry tomatoes? They are about the only thing left growing in the vegetable patch.  lol

4 comments:

Lin said...

Enjoy your few days away. That view from the restaurant is stunning. Shame about the turkeys - are they protected!!

Missy said...

Maybe it's because it's Spring, but we're having a turkey problem too. I have to chase them off nearly every day at the moment.

Vireya said...

Oh dear! Looks as if Mr Faux Turkey is attracting the ladies. That's not meant to happen.

Susan said...

Darn those turkeys! Clever little critters aren't they?
A gorgeous view from Buderim - I think I could happily live up there.