Now grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
Lydia Maria Child (1802
Turkeys perched on trees and refusing to descend indicate snow. Old weather proverb
The average person in the United States will eat 17 pounds of turkey this year, compared with 9 pounds for the average Canadian.
Wattles, Caruncles, & More
A male turkey is called a tom, a female is a hen, and a youngster is a poult.
A group of turkeys is called a rafter. The loose skin below a turkey’s chin is called a wattle. The warts on the wattle are called the caruncles.
Because the wild turkey is quick to defend itself and fight against all predators, Ben Franklin wanted it, rather than the bald eagle, to be the symbol of the United States.