Ep. 98 Turkeys on the Farmstead

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Sherry and Mike Spivey share their experiences with raising turkeys. They cover how they got started, what strategies have worked for them, and all the ups and downs that come with raising these birds on a small farmstead.


Mike and Sherry Spivey live in Upper Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. Sherry was born and raised on the Space Coast in Florida, and Mike was born in Indiana. Married for over 30 years, they’re now living on a small hobby farm of about 20 acres in Tennessee. They keep poultry of all types, horses, German shepherd dogs, and bees, and they garden for a lot of their food. Artists by trade, they run a screen-printing shop. T-shirts with medieval themes are available on Renarts-Design. Additionally, Mike does woodworking and model-building, and Sherry quilts, crochets, and paints. They both train dogs.

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