IT’S THE FIRST day of December tomorrow so we can finally start talking about Christmas without having to hide our giddy joy.
Although we are only beginning to figure out the lists, the shopping and the food, some folks have been preparing for the celebration for most of the year.
Amongst that group is Gerry McEvoy who raises 1,000 turkeys on his farm in Sallins, county Kildare. The farmer prides himself on the fine diet of kale, apples, wheat, nettles, rapeseed, grass and herbs he feeds his birds. They have also lived a stress-free life since arriving to the open pastures in June when some of them were just 12 hours old.
McEvoy sells directly to individuals and the turkeys come oven-ready with cooking instructions.
The birds’ last day on the farm will be 15 December.
(Vimeo: Gerry McEvoy’s Bronze Turkeys)