turkeys that chase

February 26, 2017 5:00pm CST
My MiL celebrates her sixty-eighth birthday tomorrow, so today we popped out for a rather lovely family meal. There's a working farm nearby, with tea-rooms, a farm shop and a restaurant. And crocodiles! And parrots! And ostriches! And deer! And free-roaming bunnies, a donkey or two, a wallaby, ducks, cows, Peppa Pig, baby {and violent adult} turkeys ... Inside the restaurant is a life-size statue of a lion, and there are bits of animals dotted about, heads of stags, that sort of thing. During the week it's a steak restaurant {and yes, I think you can treat yourself to some crocodile or ostrich meat, if you fancy it}, but on Sunday it's a carvery. There are vegetarian options, but it probably isn't the place to take a vegetarian, especially on a first date. Toddler Niece loved it, as did Iggle-piggle and Little Girl, her toys. We left with full bellies, muddy feet and windswept hair, and stuffed our faces full of chocolate birthday cake back at ours! Mmmm ... They had CROCODILES!!
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@Happy2BeMe (70739)
• Canada
26 Feb
Sounds like a good day. I hope MIL enjoyed herself and has a very happy birthday tomorrow.
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27 Feb
It was a lovely day. She has Toddler Niece all day on a Monday so I'm sure that she'll be sick and tired of the Happy Birthday song by the time Daddy picks TN up!
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@Happy2BeMe (70739)
• Canada
27 Feb
@Poppylicious lol that is cute! I hope they enjoy their time together!!
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@amadeo (51289)
• United States
26 Feb
Chocolate Birthday Cake.Yummy.Happy Birthday
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27 Feb
It was very rich ... I prefer something lighter, but I wasn't going to say no to a slice!
@amadeo (51289)
• United States
27 Feb
@Poppylicious I would not have either
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• Preston, England
27 Feb
probably safer being chased by turkeys than crocodiles though
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28 Feb
But not as exciting!
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• Preston, England
28 Feb
@Poppylicious Tarzan wrestling a turkey to save Jane would be fun to watch
@BelleStarr (33927)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Feb
I do love a good Sunday carvery, here in the states they just don't do that which is such a shame.
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28 Feb
It's not always just limited to a Sunday here ... we even have a chain of restaurants with a daily carvery as a unique selling point! The chef on Sunday was very generous with his meat. You don't often get that.
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• United States
27 Feb
Are these parrots opinionated? I find it rather comical that their are vegetarian options at such a place.
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27 Feb
I suppose that there legally must be ... and to be fair, I did - for a split second - consider the nut roast for my main course!
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@LoriAMoore (8123)
• United States
26 Feb
Good thing the people eat the animals instead of the animals eating the people!
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27 Feb
I think that one of the turkeys wanted to eat my MiL! He chased her around for a bit, anyway!
@reskyyandi (3843)
• Indonesia
28 Feb
Chocolate cake. Yummy.... happy birthday
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• United States
12 Mar
What a very exciting place to enjoy family time, thanks for sharing !