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Photoday!! A Guillemot's wake.

Discussion in 'Cruising Sailors' started by TomY, Jan 10, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    98 posts, 94 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST


  2. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,878 posts, 865 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    who was the prey?
     


  3. Boomer54

    Boomer54

    Joined Feb 3, 2015
    188 posts, 71 likes
    Marlow Hunter 37
    US Reefpoint Marina Racine, WI
    9326A581-69B8-41D5-B193-E0EA2CB50F7F.jpeg 4C2DAF75-AB6F-4267-9BDF-A86CB7835D01.jpeg
    This little gal showed up to join us for dinner in the cockpit! Funny that I had just read an article about not feeding ducks bread but to give them grapes. We just happened to be eating grapes so I cut one in half and placed down by her. She flat out rejected it. Good thing she didn’t join us when this guy was on our spreader (peregrine)!
     


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  4. DArcy - Islay Mist

    DArcy - Islay Mist

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    181 posts, 150 likes
    C&C 27 MkII
    Ca Ottawa
    Amazing photos, once again, Tom!
    I've always been partial to wood ducks
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    But chickadees are fun
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  5. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,758 posts, 175 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    I love these Photo Day threads. The story some of your photos tell is absolutely amazing.
     


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  6. Blye

    Blye

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    12 posts, 20 likes
  7. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,878 posts, 865 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake


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  8. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,579 posts, 1,882 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Crispy Peking d#£¥ is always nice.
     


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  9. seaojoe

    seaojoe

    Joined Feb 25, 2017
    14 posts, 21 likes
    looking looking
    Un looking
    lucky enough to have a pair of eagles as tenants. see them daily for the last few years. watched them through 2 sets of chicks. IMG_2988.JPG IMG_3428.jpg
     


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  10. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    WARNING: The following content may not be suitable for all audiences!

    The life of a turkey, a memorial.
    Turkey Baby 20170625_190310.jpg
    Turkey Baby was always peeping, always crying.
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    Turkey Baby could be distinguished from his fellow turkeys by his position. Ever the loner. The other three, Maxine, the one jenny, and the toms, Dick & Harry hung out together.
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    While the three other turkeys could easily find their way in and out of the coup, Turkey Baby needed help. I carried him in and out, up and down and placed food directly in front of Turkey Baby. It turned out, Turkey Baby had heavy cataracts and was mostly blind. His eyes were very cloudy.
    20171204_103143.jpg the toms, Dick & Harry.
    20171204_152048.jpg Turkey Baby is the smallest of the the toms.
    20171119_113707.jpg what's cooking?
    In the end, Turkey Baby was the choice for dinner because, even though he was my favorite, he also had the hardest life and couldn't find his water dish on his own.
    Sad as it was, he was the runt of the group, but he still dressed out at 28lbs.
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    Probably the best tasting turkey I've ever had.
    I still miss Turkey Baby.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  11. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,155 posts, 674 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    A lovely and sad story, Will. I'm a conflicted omnivore, at times.
    Black Goat.jpg
     


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  12. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,579 posts, 1,882 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    My Will that looks awfully good.. Roasted or deep fried?
     


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  13. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Smoked

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  14. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,579 posts, 1,882 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Even better.
     


  15. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    351 posts, 122 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    Turkey baby had a much better life than any turkey you can buy in a market. Watch a documentary called “What the Health” (available on Netflix) and it shows how bad the quality of commercial farmed meat can be. Very disturbing, and yes it’s propaganda but it’s true. So whether or not you’re going to be an omnivore, IMHO you should educate yourself - “Big Agra” use of antibiotics, pesticides and GMO means it’s getting more and more difficult to find quality food supplies.
     


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  16. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,878 posts, 865 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Okay... I'm going to have to out myself here... I'm a professor of analytical chemistry. Several years ago, one of my senior's capstone research project was to analyze grass-fed beef and feed-lot beef for total calcium and magnesium in the flesh. The results were shocking! In some cases the concentration of calcium and magnesium was 5X higher in the grass fed beef. The grass-fed beef was not 5X more expensive!!!!!
     


  17. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Thanks, Larry, for the support. I really appreciate it.
    I'm not a "bleeding heart" anything, but that's exactly why I can do it. My job is, in part, to actually care about the animals I raise, everyone of them, so they won't have died without a good life. We all die. We don't all have a good life before then.
    The problem I have with being a vegetarian is that without ranching, most of our livestock species would only exist in zoos or not at all.
    It's too bad but, I feel, that's the reality. Although, chickens are starting to grow on the public as pets. They are very sweet creatures. 20170908_122258.jpg

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  18. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    351 posts, 122 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    That documentary also discusses what’s in the feed they give the animals, and how sick and heavily dosed with antibiotics they are. (This goes up the food chain, as we eat, and has many adverse health effects on humans). I’m not going to try to recount it here, but anyone who eats needs to know more about this, because it affects us all.
    The FDA is not doing its job protecting the public. Under current administration their mission will continue to be focused on promoting the financial interests of Big Agra, and consumer protections are too weak or nonexistent.
     


  19. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    351 posts, 122 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    Will, I don’t think livestock farming is going away, but I’ve read that the small farmer or those who choose to raise “free-range” livestock grass fed organic are having the deck stacked against them. Even small fruit and vegetable growers are being “regulated” out of business.
    I’d be interested in your views about this web site, which is being promoted by some small organic farmers https://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/the-literal-enslavement-of-the-american-farmer/
     


  20. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,581 posts, 1,738 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I’m surprised you were able to eat Turkey Baby. I always figured once you name them it’s hard to eat them. Who knew!
     



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