Raising Turkeys on the Homestead

The best time to begin raising turkeys on the homestead is late May or early June. Learn about what types of turkeys to raise, when a turkey is ready for butchering and how to roast one once the holidays arrive.

Slice turkey thigh parallel to the bone
To slice the thigh meat, hold it firmly on a cutting surface with a fork. Cut even slices parallel to the bone.
Illustration By Elayne Sears