There are two sets of constant companions on our farm. One is the cats, especially Karma, who seems to feel it her duty to oversee every detail of our tasks.
The other is our small flock of Sweetgrass turkeys, who strut about each one trying to outdo the other and impress us with their talents.
Today we had the pleasure of both as we advanced our "replace-the-turkey-townhouse-floor" project.
A few weekends ago we removed the rotted out floor. Last weekend a layer of rocks and dirt were hauled in, and today hardware cloth was put down. Next weekend, with any luck, new boards will top the wire.
The jakes like to chase Karma whenever they can, but since she is close to fearless, she stays within close range despite the likelihood of a chasing. They don't seem bent on real damage, and with a couple of bounds they give up the chase. In turn she chases the Sweetgrass hens whenever she can.
Mojo tempered his fear of the turkeys by overseeing from within the trailer, safely outside of the turkeys' vision.