1 Another early misty morning at the farm.
2 The days have been very hot, but it cools down nicely at night.
3 I never tire of this view.
4 Inbal was intrigued with a hanging succulent in the greenhouse.
5 This was the very first time that Inbal had seen rhubarb growing in a garden. She was amazed at the size of the plant's leaves, which, by the way, are poisonous!
6 She especially interested in these tiny spoon tomatoes.
7 They are so very sweet.
8 And entirely irresistible!
9 Itamar was surprised that purslane is considered to be a weed by many. In Israel, purslane is used in tzatziki, a classic yogurt sauce found in Mediterranean cuisine.
10 Purslane has a mild, sweet-sour flavor and a chewy texture and is delicious in salads.
11 In Israel, corn is a winter crop, as it is much too hot and arid there to grow in the summer months. This, by the way, is ornamental corn.
12 Down in the chicken coops, Inbar and Itamar admired my many unusual breeds of chickens.
13 Jason found this Bourbon Red turkey hiding in one of the coops - this heritage breed is one of the most beautiful of all turkey varieties.
14 Jason asked Shaun to assist him with the wing clipping.
15 This procedure doesn't hurt the turkey at all. It's like getting a hair cut.
16 With sharp scissors, you simply cut off about five-inches of feather, right through the shaft.
17 With the feather ends missing, the turkey cannot get lift to fly.
18 The next Bourbon Red - The wing tips and the back one half of the tail are white giving it a very striking appearance.
19 Itamar jumps in to help - The Bourbon Red has a rich, chestnut color that is edged in black on many of the feathers.
20 A nice clean cut
21 And now for a Royal Palm, a striking looking turkey, with a white base color and most feathers banded with a bright metallic black color.
22 Very curious as to what is going on
23 The tail feathers of the Royal Palm - The contrast of this black/white combination is truly radiant.
24 Shaun was trying to corner the turkeys.
25 And the Pomeranian geese were raising a ruckus!
26 Shaun grabbed a Black Spanish.
27 Black Spanish turkeys are solid black with a beautiful greenish luster and no barring. They originated in Europe and are quite hard to find.
28 Very beautiful feathers