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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wild Turkeys, Catfish n Okra



The wild turkeys have been thick around the house this spring. They seem to be used to me, they aren't afraid of me when I walk around the farm doing chores. They like to gather underneath the horse feed troughs, catching any spilled grain. The dog leaves them alone,  he knows they are welcome here. :)


I enjoy watching them. Won't be long before the hens go off to sit on their nests and the toms will disappear for awhile. 



This was actually an indoor meal!
Grabbed some of last summer's catfish out of the freezer and okra from last year's garden..



made a cornmeal fish fry with lemon pepper, cayenne, salt and a touch of flour...


Used my handy Bass Pro thingy...





I love this thing, It' coats the fish perfectly...






Fried til golden....




I like to use the same fish fry mixture for okra . Dipped the okra in an egg-milk bath first that had onion and garlic powder added.  Then into the handy Bass Pro thingy for a coat of fish fry...


fried til golden too...



I can eat these like popcorn!






Went with a Henry's hard soda to wash it all down....













I love fried catfish and okra. Such a simple meal but it tastes so good.

Haven't had the chance to go fishing yet this year but I'm ready! There are still a few fish fillets in my freezer, but I'm overdue for a good camp trip and some campfire cookin'.

The weather has been pretty nice here the last week or so. I'm still working on the chicken coop and garden. It's the kind of work that makes you tired at the end of the day, but it's a GOOD kind of tired. I sleep well. :)

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Thanks for stopping by!




2 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That is simply amazing about the turkeys, ours run if they see anyone at 100 yards and I haven't shot any. So many coyotes that the ones that survive must be truly wild.
I love catfish and okra like that but have never had them together but I can see how it would work out good.

cowgirl said...

That's interesting Sunnybrook... Aren't they fun to watch!
The turkeys here know when I'm feeding, they come running when they hear the squeaky grain bin door open. :)

I've got a coyote and bobcat problem too. Not sure where the turkeys are roosting, but I know it's close by. The numbers have really grown in the last 3 years.

Hope your week is going well! Thanks for stopping by. :)