1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
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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