Knocked out with the color found on this turkey...Pioneer Village Searcy AR open house.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Seeing this turkey strutting around with all this color reminded me of the song that says, "Just because you think you're so pretty.  Just because you think you're so hot.  Just because you think you've got something that no body else has got."

This turkey DOES have something no one else has.....the most beautiful mixture of colors in a head that I have ever seen.  He deserves a strut.  Look at him!  He was on display this afternoon at the White County Pioneer Village open house.

Turkey at Pioneer Village Searcy AR

And I've never been this close to a sheep.  He needed his wool removed bad!

Pioneer Village sheep

And Hubby went with me.  He met up with an old friend who is from Searcy, moved off and has now moved back.  Her name was Linda Gail Liles.  I tried to sign her up as a beginner Sleuth. So any of you advance Sleuths remember her?

Linda Gail Liles

Comments (10)

Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had to check out your blog just to see the turkey. How about the song, "Your So Vain" for this bird?

May 06, 2012 06:54 AM
Jeri & Henri Gutner
Realty One Group Legacy - Doylestown, PA

We have some wild turkeys in our parking lot, and they are really mean. They always paeck at their reflection, and they are so strong that sometimes they can cause car damage

May 06, 2012 07:22 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Debbie, I love it!  I could sing, "You're so vain (turkey) you probably think this blog's about you!"  Turkey's owner said he was her breeder.  At least that is what I think she called him.

Jeri and Henri, I got the camera pretty close to this bird and perhaps I should not have!

May 06, 2012 07:56 AM
Ludean Kidd

Barbara, your song is named "Because, Just Because".  I heard that song a lot when I was a kid around my dad.  And of course, I am an old country fan.  The words go something like this.  "Just because you think you're so pretty, just because you think you're so hot.  Just because you think you've got something, that nobody else has got.  You caused me to spend all my money, then laughed and called me 'Old Santa Claus'.  I'm telling you, baby, I'm through with you.  Because, just because".  That was a straight dance tune way back then. 

May 06, 2012 08:35 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Ludean, that was a fun song.  I think what I liked about country music is you could understand the lyrics.  Too many of the newer style songs have music so loud that the singer is not understandable.  And wasn't that turkey pretty??

May 06, 2012 10:11 PM
Anita Fuller

That turkey looks like he might be in the movie "Avatar".  The colors are beautiful, as you said.

I don't know Linda Gail Liles:  is she related to Barney?  She is welcome to become a Sleuth!  Glad you drug Dude out with you!  He needs to be somewhere besides the golf course every once in awhile.  Has he planted his tomatoes yet?


Yesterday I looked in our back yard:  a HUGE turtle was just sitting there on the sidewalk.  I took some pictures of it .....and the 3 big holes it had dug in the yard.  Was it looking for a place to lay eggs?  I know nothing about turtles.  After his photo shoot, he lumbered off to our little creek.   I guess if I'm talking about laying eggs, I should call HE a SHE!

Don will give us all we need to know about big fat turtles, I'm sure.

May 06, 2012 11:32 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Anita, I loved that turkey's head.  It inspired me and brought out the old artist in me. 

Linda Gail is Ton Liles daughter.  Ton may not be the correct spelling but Dude didn't know how it was spelled.

Your turtle may be looking for blog attention so send a picture. 

May 07, 2012 12:13 AM
Debbie Wantulok

Hey Ms. Barbara, That is one strutting turkey.  He loves the camera.  I was taking pictures of the rooster and lamb they had at the village and Mr. Turkey just fluffed his stuff and did the grand walk.  He seems to enjoy the camera and all the attention of being on display.  I think if they had a a red carpet he would have known exactly what to do.

We had a great time at the village.  That takes a lot of effort and lots of cooperation.  It is a wonderful event.

We used to do things like that in our community when I was growing up but it was just for fun.  We would have a big tent where someone would be making homemade tortilla's and tacos.  Men playing horseshoes.  Ladies inside with a quilting bee.  There would be homemade canned goods and just all kinds of things around.  There were tours and old houses but there might be someone working showing how to make something that was used in the pasted.  It was fun...I always enjoyed it.  I was a big quilter...made my first at age 8. 

With that said....I'll leave the egg gathering and animal feeding to those who aren't afraid of getting pecked.  OUCH!

I wonder...How did my generation begin calling people..."TURKEY!"  Do you remember that?  That phrase ended up in our school play when one of our actors forgot his lines.  It was a huge success.  His face was as red as this turkey's head but later, when his fill in was so well received, he strutted about like Mr. Turkey too!

May 08, 2012 03:14 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

That is a great turkey head shot, Barbara.

During my visit to CA last month, I got this turkey shot in the Rancho San Antonio Reginal Park where wild turkeys roam freely.


Two Turkeys

May 09, 2012 12:06 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Debbie, yes the term "turkey" has become an insult but they are pretty wonderful birds.  I hear that they are stupid and will hold their heads up so the rain runs into their noses and kills them but that sounds kinda strange to me.  I probably have the description wrong.  The lady who owned this bird said he was about 4 years old.

Don, your turkeys must be wild ones?  This one was white.  Yours are pretty too, however.

May 09, 2012 03:31 AM

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