Grapevine, TX

I Got Yelled at by a Turkey and Loved It!

Stacey Doud

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I decided to visit one of my favorite venues in Grapevine, Nash Farm, on Saturday 4/3. I had driven by and seen a trailer of kids being pulled around by a tractor for a good old-fashioned hayride and wondered what was going on.

Apparently, it was a preview for their big post-winter event, called, “Spring into Nash,” which is celebrating its 20th year on April 17.

I got there a little late to get photos of all of the activities, but a few stragglers remained. Kids were throwing boiled eggs at one another and their parents, and all of them were running around, enjoying the beautiful day.

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I took my time and spoke to some of the parents and staff. I wandered around the farm to see the new lambs that were there with their mamas and to visit my favorite, the turkeys. There were even a few babies in the turkey pen, while mama took a (probably well-deserved) nap and daddy turkey gobbled at me and spread his beautiful plumage.

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The staff let the sheep out after most of the visitors had left, and I enjoyed watching the parade of ewes going by, some with their lambs in tow.

It’s always fun at Nash because it is a working farm! The crops are grown and sold locally. When one crop is done for the season, the staff prepares the soil for the next one. They grow all kinds of things, such as corn, wheat and other produce.

They also have their staff dress in clothing from the 1800’s and the actual farmhouse contains only items from that time period, as the original land was bought by Thomas Jefferson Nash in 1859.

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Visiting the farm always rejuvenates me when I’m feeling worn down. With COVID, two funerals and a general spell of not-so-great things happening in my life these past few weeks, I definitely needed that roll down the grassy hill, being told off by papa turkey and seeing the cute little lambs. All of it reminded me that time goes on, and we will all be okay in our own way.

What soothes you when the world gets heavy?

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