Today I picked up the butchered turkeys ready for the freezer. (Incidentally I had to fit the crate we used to transport them in my citykid Honda and it smelled a bit farmy for the ride home–sorry, kids.)
They were not as big as we hoped (their finished weight ranged from nearly 8 to ten pound turkeys.) We had initially intended to have them butchered in another month to have nice big birds just in time for thanksgiving. But the processor we found close to home stopped butchering this weekend for the season. So we have some smaller than ideal turkeys. Which is fine considering this was a bit of an experiment in the first place. Next year we will make some calls early in the year to be better informed before ordering and better plan our timing.
Live and learn, right?