The Tale of the Turkeys of Torch Lake

This is the story of 3  fine turkeys

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who spent the summer wandering up the hills, along the roads & down to the beaches of Torch Lake. They felt very lucky to live in such a beautiful spot & they lived a life of great ease. Until one sunny November day…

they overheard a local farmer talking about harvesting, fall weather, & Thanksgiving.

They were shocked to discover they were going to be invited to Thanksgiving dinner

as the entre!

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The 3 fine turkeys didn’t like the sound of this at all & decided to put their heads together to come up with a plan, because honestly, being an entre didn’t sound all that appetizing.

They decided they should hide.

The first turkey said, “We can hide between some rocks!”

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But his friends said, “Nope, we can see you!”

The second turkey said, “We can hide in a tree.”

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But his friends said, “Nope, we can see you too!

Then the third turkey said, “We can hide behind an old log.”

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But once again, his friends said, “Nope we can still see you!”

Then the 3 fine turkeys decided they needed a disguise. They painted all their feathers green so they could hide in the leaves.

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You can see this didn’t exactly workout.

Next they thought they could sort of scrunch down clip some of their feathers, & tuck their legs under their bellies to hide in the grass.

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Also not such a great plan.

Next they decided to try to look like rocks. They tucked their heads under their wings & puffed up their chests & tried to hide on the beach.

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Although it didn’t work as well as they wanted, you can tell the 3  fine turkeys had the makings of a truly great plan!!!

They put everything together…clipped their feather, tucked their heads, puffed up their chests, AND painted themselves orange! Then they flipped themselves upside down & hid out with the rest of the pumpkins!

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Who would suspect that these three innocent looking pumpkins were indeed turkeys.

The three fine turkeys (I mean pumpkins) felt safe at last & breathed a huge sigh of relief!  They settled in for a good long rest after all that thinking & hard work. They were proud of themselves & pleased to have come up with such a clever plan.

But in the midst of congratulating themselves two sweet young children wandered by. They were discussing the best Thanksgiving dessert…

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Pumpking pie!!!

Hmmm…back to square one.

Me…I’m off to start my Christmas shopping!!!

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About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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2 Responses to The Tale of the Turkeys of Torch Lake

  1. Carol Baker says:

    Cute story!

  2. Peg Comfort says:

    Wonderful- made me smile! love you, dear friend!

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