So, I guess my definition of feral is different than others.
Not really. Though you seem to think that if they are still not living out on their own they can not be feral any more.
These cats were 'wild' feral. They were trapped. You could not get near them.
After their surgery (why they were trapped) I brought them home and locked them in a very large cage for a bit, and fed them.
When I would feed them in their cage I was taking my life into my own hands.
After releasing them from their cage (it was winter, btw) the barn was closed up so the only way they could get out of the barn was to go out thru a horse stall. There were no horses where they came from, the horses scared them as much as I did.
I continued to feed them, well.
Now they come and go from my barn as they like.
Sometimes I do not see them for many days at a time. Sometimes I see them every time I am in the barn.
If I wanted to take them any where again I would have to re-trap them.
They are for sure feral cats. Neutered feral cats.