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If it's not one thing, it's another [Aug. 9th, 2016|10:22 pm]
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Christine has taken steps to manage the elephants, so wrangling after stampedes may be easing again.

And then the air conditioning went out. Today was ok, though, as we kept shut up. I miss how it would cool off in the California evening. Tomorrow will be tough: hopefully the repair folks will be able to make it by 9:30.

One hen turkey and  ten teen turkeys were in the east yard today. Looked like they were vacuuming up bugs. I wish i knew how i could keep them at it. Apparently, "High-quality turkey habitat will support one bird per 30 acres or a flock of 18 to 20 turkeys per square mile." They can have all the black walnuts & hickory nuts they want. (Although how on earth can a turkey get into a hickory nut?)

I am really going to have to plant LOTS if i want any of whatever it is: i have lots of neighbors to share with.


[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-08-10 03:59 am (UTC)
Maybe they can eat it whole and digest it? That's hard to imagine, given how many other seeds go straight through them.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-08-12 10:37 am (UTC)
Ask the internet and an answer appears: and in this case a scientific study. The most recent citations in the bibliography ate from the early 1940s, so i suspect the paper is from the mid 1940s.

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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-08-13 01:46 am (UTC)
Whoah. Things I learned: that you can stick an entire walnut down a turkey.
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