Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the river, and through the wood,
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.


  1. I wish a happy thanksgiving to you. Spend a beautiful day with your family.

  2. oooh, reading this a bit late, could of used them yesterday at the table for fun facts- maybe I'll use a couple today when we are eating left overs.

    Hope you had a fantastic Turkey Day!


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