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Look! A Turkey in the Straw
"People came from all over to see our unusual turkey," says Georgia Schladweiler, Bay City, Wis., who, along with husband Donald, and daughters Theresa and Patricia, turned a 1,500-lb. big bale of soybean straw into the biggest gobbler you ever saw.
"We had it up for about a month around Thanksgiving time last fall. We got the idea from seeing a picture of something similar in a farm magazine," Georgia told FARM SHOW.
"The head and neck are cut out of a 4 by 8-ft. plywood sheet. Two steel posts hold the 8-ft. tall head securely against the bale. We made the framework for the 8-ft. tail out of 1 by 2's, then covered it with orange, yellow and brown broadcloth--a fabric used in coats," notes Georgia, adding that the popular "turkey in the straw" will probably become an annual Thanksgiving attraction on the Schladweiler farm.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don & Georgia Schladweiler, R.R. 1, Box 89, Bay City, Wis. 54723 (ph 715 273-4931).


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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2