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 Post subject: Re: Pheasant feathers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 am 
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i bought a couple turkey feathers just to try it out , they look nice too, just to add a little spice :D to life

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:40 pm 
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I tried but couldn't catch 'en.

Obviously I can't run as fast as I used to.

No chance to swipe one out of a Morris dancer's hat at the moment either. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:29 pm 
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mendipman wrote:
I tried but couldn't catch 'en.

Have you ever seen a wild turkey run? With their long legs, they're amazingly fast! I wouldn't try to catch one without armor, though, especially a male; it'd do its best to kill me.

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No chance to swipe one out of a Morris dancer's hat at the moment either. :lol:

Arguably one of the upsides to the pandemic. :wink:

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mendipman wrote:
I tried but couldn't catch 'en.

Have you ever seen a wild turkey run? With their long legs, they're amazingly fast! I wouldn't try to catch one without armor, though, especially a male; it'd do its best to kill me.

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An extended family member had a working ranch in Idaho. One family tradition was to get a tom turkey which would free range in the turn of the century farm yard of the former stagecoach stop farmhouse. One year the tom was particularly aggressive. If you got out of the car to go to the house it would chase you. Though it recognized and feared both Colleen and Alva McConnell, who were in their 70s at the time, it would basically dive bomb anyone else.

I remember sitting in my 64 Chevy Impala honking the horn so one of them could run interference. They fondly called it their attack turkey. That was way back in the 1970s.

On a flute related note I discovered in the attic guest quarters an old flageolet which I played off and on during my visit. This was a decade before I was a whistler, but I from my grade school clarinet and fluting enjoyed noodling with it very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Pheasant feathers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:08 pm 
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there actually very pleasant to watch , was camping years back and saw a flock of them cruising by early morn , ,, my friend had a pet one like a dog, its hard to say if i would eat one if i had one as a pet, --------Good thing i dont have one as a pet :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:55 pm 
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well i was bored so i made a turkey feather swab for those "just to get the beads temporarily out of the barrel "days ,
while leaving it out for the day :D it works alright, only for a quick swab, nothing gets the tenons better than a take apart swab job
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:51 pm 
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Nanohedron wrote:
Someone once told me that since oboists use a peacock tail feather (I have no idea how true that is), I should too. Way too precious for me...



I've had a number of peacock feather dusters. They use tailfeathers, but not the highest quality colorful kind. The latest one I got has an aluminum telescoping handle so it can reach the light fixtures and ceiling fan blades. Someone had put in the trash. It was sitting in a bin last winter during a snowstorm at a bus stop. I was waiting to get picked up by my son for the "tail" end of my convoluted trip home from a late night session. He had a good laugh when I walked up in the dark looking like something from a 2 bit production of Lord of the Rings-- the budget version. Peacock feather dusters are amazing. You can dust with these things without knocking stuff over.


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