The turkey at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch
Let’s talk turkey…Having been given a lifetime pardon for all future Thanksgiving feasts, Peanut gobbles up life at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. Peanut was just a few weeks old when she came to Longmeadow in spring 2019. The poult stood out from her rafter because of her good disposition and friendly personality.
Her siblings were sold to a farmer for an unknown fate (most likely a dinner plate) but her owner could not bear to part with Peanut. Peanut and her owner lived together in the owner’s home, but both quickly came to the conclusion that it wasn’t going to work as a long-term arrangement.
Peanut was surrendered to Longmeadow where she gets the care she needs. By day Peanut struts her stuff and visits with her fellow farm animals. At night, safe from predators, she gives thanks for her warm, secure bird house.
Peanut remains as friendly as ever in her new home. While Peanut is still a feather weight, she will perch on the staffs’ arms or shoulders. She is also quite social, so during the day she visits freely with the staff and other farm animals. Peanut does play favorites and definitively knows who’s boss. She of-ten struts into the Director’s office where the two share an apple and talk turkey.