It's Turkey Time Again
For the last ten years I have grown and reared free range turkeys at Leckmelm. The turkeys are wee characters and will often be seen nosing about the farm by the Lochside Cottages or taking a stroll along the beach.
This year we've been plucking and prepping the birds in the larder at the farm. I am a registered slaughterwoman and was trained by the humane slaughter association. I hope to give the turkeys the best life they can have and ensure they are well looked after and cared for.
There's a team of 6 who work at this time of year...."Team Turkey 2016" includes people from all walks of life: a shepherd, a crofter, a lifeguard, a school leaver, a painter and Danielle who not only sorts the Leckmelm Office she is also a Mum of two and has a croft of her own where she keeps pigs, ducks and sheep with her husband. Team turkey is a multi-talented bunch, but by 24th December we have sung along to far too many cheesy Christmas songs on the larder radio to mention....