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.

Remove breast meat from roast turkey
Slice off half of the breast at a time by cutting along the keel bone and rib cage with a sharp knife.
Illustration By Elayne Sears