Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thursday This n That - Thanksgiving Edition

Despite what you and the folks at WKRP might think, turkeys can fly.  Wild turkeys can anyway.  I think the big, white, domestic turkeys have been bred to have such large breasts that they can't fly anymore, hence the carnage at the Pinedale supermarket.  

If you don't know what I'm talking about, I am sad for you.  Go forth and find the episode online* and watch it.

This is a wild turkey:

This is not:

Both pictures taken the same day (11/27/14) and both are hens.  The top turkey went on to live her life.  The bottom turkey went into our bellies.  And there was much rejoicing.

Hubs really does make the best turkeys.  Today, he will be using his magic on a 14.5 pound Honeysuckle White.  It's been thawing in the fridge since Saturday and is ready to go.  Mmm, turkey.  

I was telling the folks at work the story of the one Thanksgiving where we had a whole rafter of turkeys in the yard while our own turkey was in the oven.  They were all like 'I'm not sure I'd be able to eat a turkey with all those turkeys watching'.  We had no problem with it.  And neither did the turkeys. LOL

Speaking of turkeys, here's another picture.  It looks like that big ol' turkey is about to attack that poor, defenseless squirrel.

Don't be fooled.  This was taken a second after the squirrel had attacked the turkey and that tom is trying to get away while the squirrel acts all innocent.  Shortly after, the turkey left to find easier food to eat.  

Anyway, I hope you all have a glorious Thanksgiving Day, with loads of food and the people you love.  :HUGS:  And that neither the turkeys nor the squirrels give you any trouble today.  ;o)

* I found it for you.  (Actually, someone on FB posted it.)  It's not the whole episode, just the good part.  You're welcome.


  1. Grief! I loved WKRP IN CINCINNATI! Dr. Johnny Fever. Les Nesmen. Herb. And the very lucious Jennifer who soooo was not a dumb blonde. Who can forget that T-giving episode!

    Wild Turkey. Mmm. Good whiskey. Oh, and yeah, I love how they gather at your house during turkey season. LOL

    Squirrels are just little demons wrapped in cute fur suits. Wild turkeys are just slightly larger demons wrapped in feathers. Just sayin'...

    You know about my food disaster from yesterday. Today, the "new" rolls are rising nicely and I'm about 12 minutes late getting off the intrawebz to start the pumpkin pie. It's all good. I still have 3 hours before I have to adult and people. *shuder* I think you and Hubs have the right idea!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. I have decided that turkeys are vultures with flight challenges. Have you looked at their heads? Shudder! I agree with Silver that both squirrels and turkeys are demons -- especially squirrels!

    ROFL! I remember the frozen turkey mess. Silly people.

    Thanksgiving will be held in 2 to 4 hours, whenever the turkey is ready. We'll all troop over to my sister's house. Thank goodness it's only 500' away since it's raining like mad out there. We need the rain, but I'm too old to enjoy getting wet. LOL!

    Happy Thanksgiving, B.E.!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!
    We're hosting this year--with another childless couple like ourselves. This year we're frying the turkey. My favorite!