These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Turkey Trivia

I just realized I didn't post Tuesday Trivia!! So, it's late, but it's here!! And short, OK?? :)

Turkey Trivia:

The most common domesticated turkey, the Broadbreasted White, is so heavy and large-breasted that it can't fly, run or mate naturally. They must be artificially inseminated.

Long before Europeans came to America, the Aztecs had domesticated turkeys. They used them for food, for religious sacrifices and the feathers for decoration.

An estimated 271 million turkeys were raised in the United States in 2007. The estimate for 2008 is about the same. In 2007, the turkeys produced weighed 7.9 billion pounds altogether and were valued at $3.7 billion.

The turkey industry employs between 20,000 and 25,000 people in the United States.

The state game bird of Alabama is the turkey. Alabama has one of the largest per acre populations of wild turkeys of any state.

According to the National Turkey Federation, about 24% of Americans purchase fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving, and 69% purchase frozen turkeys.

Whew! Under the wire!!


  1. The most important turkey fact--they are good and healthy to eat. Bring on the bird!

  2. Last Thanksgiving we were driving down a dirt road near our house and three turkeys ran out into the road.
    Never saw any since (or before for that matter).

    Wonder if we'll see any this year.
    Wild turkeys are neat! My BIL hunts them and has bagged a few.

  3. I have had wild turkey it is a lot more flavorful then ordinary turkey. Not the drink wild turkey either lol.

  4. MJ, oh, YEAH!!!

    MQ, I see wild turkeys pretty regularly around here. I don't think I've ever eaten one, though. How do they taste?

    Red, I've heard that the wild ones have more dark meat. Is that true? I'm a light meat person, myself.

  5. it is true but its a different taste. More of a wild taste

  6. There is a National Turkey Federation? This isn't another name for the Bush adminstration, is it?

  7. Sphincter, LOL! You got that right!!


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