We raised our own turkeys for a few years, best ever. The trick when raising your own meat ect. Is not name them cutesy names. Our turkeys were named "Turkey", "Dinner", "giblets" , well you get the idea ! It was more for me as I do get a bit attached. But they were the best turkeys we've ever had and plan on doing it again this coming year.
Also like many of you, we plan on rebuilding our chicken coop and having laying hens again and I also want to raise some roasters.
Wish we had more pasture as I'd also like to raise a beef critter.
I also like knowing what my meats have been fed. Especially after battling cancer, changes your views on a few things.
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!".