Talking Turkeys | Living the Country Life

Talking Turkeys

This nostalgic breed fits right in on a modern farm where heritage values are a way of life.
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Talking turkeys at Thundering Hooves

Clarice Swanson stands in her farmyard near Walla Walla, Washington, amid a flock of Unimproved Standard Bronze turkeys gobbling, clucking, and cooing around her. The former schoolteacher, who now hosts school field trips to her farm, sees a huge divide between rural communities and urban developments. She asks schoolchildren who come to see the turkeys, cattle, sheep, and fields, "You know your doctor, your dentist, and your teachers. Why don’t you get to know your farmers?"

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: April 30, 2012

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