Monday, March 31, 2008
The best thing that happened last week was finding an opportunity for my dogs to play with other dogs and having the meet and greet go really really well. The fruit of lots of work and an answer to prayer.
This tops that! Guess what I saw randomly strolling through my city yard this morning? A wild turkey! She wondered around the yard for almost a half hour.
My dogs didn't find her and our good friend and neighbor didn't bag her for dinner. "A young hen alone without her flock," he said, "Very odd."
We go way back with wild turkeys. My parents had a farm and when they started seeing wild turkeys regularly they would call and tell us and no matter when we went to visit (a four hour drive) the turkeys never showed up. We dubbed the species the "Mythical Wild Turkey". It wasn't until our kids were grown that we started seeing them on a regular basis.
So now we have photographic evidence that the bird not only exists but that God answers prayers, though spoken many years ago. Sometimes God answers prayers in odd ways.
Since we bought this wild property in the city we have had unnameable four-legged rodents who were unwelcome, sent far away, and we don't mention them. We've had gray squirrels, red squirrels, chipmunks, racoons, skunks, opossums, a doe and her fawn, a wild turtle, various and sundry cool birds besides the usual city pigeons, sparrows and purple finches, a wild cottontail rabbit (and babies before the hawk or a cat got them), a woodchuck, AND now a wild turkey. How cool is that???
The hen found her way across the corner, wandered along the fence to the cemetery trying to find a place to squeeze through without finding a way in. Finally something scared her enough that she took off over the fence and she was free! She flew over the fence to safety.
You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl!! I love it when God is serendipitous! Wonderful, amazing, and indescribable!!