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October 22nd, 2013

Yesterday morning I woke up to Mr Chiots telling me he had gotten a turkey. He woke up at 4:30 and decided he may as well go out hunting. This spring he tried to get a turkey but didn’t end up with one. Not wanting to let the tag go to waste, he was going to spend a few days trying this fall.
brian and his turkey
Naturally, we took the opportunity to do a photo shoot for Mechanix, the glove company I take photos for. Mr Chiots makes it easy, he’s one good looking fellow (of course I’m biased).
brian and his turkey (1)
brian and his turkey 1
brian and his turkey 2
Luckily he got one on his first morning out, not that he minds going out multiple days, he really enjoys hunting. We dry plucked the turkey and it’s resting in the fridge. I’ve never had wild turkey and must admit regular turkey isn’t my favorite. Luckily, I have the cookbook Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish which has a few recipes that sound great, unless of course any of you have any great recipes for wild turkey you’d like to share?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.