Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

A little levity:

Some fun facts:
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America, with a planned production total of 49 million in 2008. Just six states—Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri and Indiana—will probably produce two-thirds of the estimated 271 million birds that will be raised in the U.S. this year.
  • The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys—one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States in 2007—were eaten at Thanksgiving.
  • In a survey conducted by the National Turkey Federation, nearly 88 percent of Americans said they eat turkey at Thanksgiving. The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds, which means some 690 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the U.S. during Thanksgiving in 2007.
  • The cranberry is one of only three fruits—the others are the blueberry and the Concord grape—that are entirely native to North American soil, according to the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association.

And some encouragement to give thanks to God who has blessed us so:

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 107:1

We'll attend services at church and enjoy the rest of the day with family (we have a 40 pound turkey cooking in the oven right now). 


  1. Too funny Lona!! Where did you get a 40 pound turkey!? We don't even grow them that big.
    Love your blog.

  2. I did similar hand to wing combat with a turkey in my sink recently! (Like in the video! :) It ended better though!! Ha! Happy Thanksgiving! Would love to check out Kertsmarkt, hopefully...

  3. Love that video! Yeah, where did you get a 40 pound turkey? I wanted a 25-30 pounder but the biggest I could find was 21. Hope you had a wonderful day. I am thankful for you!


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