November 21, 2012
The lucky ones, Steve Barkwell feeds some of his birds, including "Pavo" - his male Heritage turkey - and "Mrs. Pavo" - his female turkey - at Barkwell Farm on Wednesday morning, November 22, 2012 in Milton-Freewater, OR. Barkwell and his wife keep the two turkeys, 30 chickens and 3 ducks in a pen together on their farm. The turkey "figured out how to survive Thanksgiving by sitting on the eggs," Barkwell said, describing how the bird would sit on eggs from the hens until they were collected.
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WALLA WALLA — Americans enjoy turkey, so much so that we eat about 16 pounds of it each year, according to the National Turkey Federation.