I just watched a most wonderful video online
called My Life as a Turkey.
The photos I post today came from this video,
which is an episode of
Public Broadcasting System's show Nature.
I think every single one of you who
peek at this blog will LOVE it.
You might be able to see it this week
on the "big screen" (your tv),
whenever your local station airs Nature.
You can also watch it on your computer by
clicking on the link above.
Include your kids. Include all the nature lovers you know.
It is heartwarming and full of inspiration.
Years ago, a wildlife writer named Joe Hutto wrote the book
My Life as a Turkey
recording his experience of incubating
a dish full of wild turkey eggs given to him
by a friend.
He made turkey noises at the eggs while they were incubating,
and the eggs spoke back.
When 16 eggs hatched,
he found he was committed to raising them
as a turkey mom would.
This video is a re-inactment of Hutto's story
by filmmaker David Allen,
"starring" a different clutch of turkeys
and the wildlife photographer and actor Jeff Palmer playing Hutto.
Palmer recites Hutto's words
and the camera follows the turkey family
through over a year of mutual learning
These photos are all stills from David Allen's
The lessons the turkeys learn during the year and a half
pale in comparison to the lessons learned by
the human "turkey mom".
Five stars. Two thumbs up.
Don't miss it!