There may be a lot of smiles for us today, but there aren’t that many smiles for turkeys this week, especially in the frozen aisle. But sometimes, you have a turkey so silly and so enthusiastic about being a Butterball that you just can’t help grinning about it…
Personally, I don’t cook Butterball turkeys – other brands tend to be much less expensive. Furthermore, the way I cook a turkey – fully stuffed with classic homemade dressing, only salt and pepper on the bird, dotted with butter, and covered in a roasting bag to seal it all in – there’s never been a difference no matter what brand I cook, and the less money I spend on the turkey we eat, the more I have to spend on the birds we feed. I’ve never been fortunate to feed a wild turkey, but the blue jays, red-bellied woodpeckers, northern mockingbirds, palm warblers, common ground-doves, and any other birds that care to visit will have a feast in my yard for the holiday. There will even be special treats for the squirrels, kind of like that somewhat less-than-welcome relative who comes to Thanksgiving dinner but who is still family nonetheless.
For all birders, everywhere – United States or not – Happy Thanksgiving, and may you have much bounty in your life with much to be thankful for. Happy birding!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
Thank you, Jayne! And all the best to you and yours throughout the holiday season!
Love your posts. With all those birds in your backyard, and the squirrels, I can tell you have stacks to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you have a butterball of a time!
I do indeed! And I’m thankful for great readers who join in. All the best to you and yours!