The Tale of the Turkeys of Torch Lake

This is the story of 3  fine turkeys


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!


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!”


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

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


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

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


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.


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.


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.


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!


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…


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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