Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Turkey standing on fence

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American visitors!!

Yep, wild turkeys CAN fly. In fact they roost in trees at night.  This turkey flew to the top of this fence to get a better view...and perhaps find some bird seed left for chickadees and blue jays.

$67.31!!!

The above label translates to approximately $2.50 per pound. My sister-in-law in New York State bought her turkey for $.42 a pound...but I doubt it was a Butterball.  Did you purchase a turkey and, if so, how much did you pay per pound?


But wait! For the next few weeks we in Canada can earn $1 towards our Christmas turkey for every $30 we spend at our local grocery store. To save for that $68 turkey all I have to spend is $2,040 or an average of $508 a week!  Is that a deal or what?!!


Pass me a Drumstick, please.

I am linking to Good Fences HERE.

56 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm laughing out loud!!! you're not supposed to combine shopping and math!!! :D

love the turkey fence-percher! thanks, tina!

NatureFootstep said...

nature sometimes gives us a great opportunity for photos. And you took it. :) Love this image.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That was funny but so that price! No turkey for me. "Save the turkeys!" I am having ham. Heck with the pigs.

Birdman said...

Ya they can fly is that what you call it. Pretty much to a tree branch is about it. Pass the cranberry sauce, please.

Kate said...

That's an expensive turkey; there are bargains available!

Revrunner said...

They can fly, but they still can't hide.

Buttons said...

You crack me up. Drumstick oh yes please. :) Hug B

Karen S. said...

Wow, forty-two cents, that's a deal! Our (Minnesota favorite) Jennie-O grade A Turkeys were going for eighty-nine cents a lb with Cub Foods Coupon, while Target offered $1.19 lb for any Butterball 10 - 24 pound Premium turkeys! You'd never see me ever pay even fifty dollars for a turkey! I do like your turkey on a fence photo though....one of the lucky turkeys this year! (so far anyway)

Stephanie said...

Very amusing on the Drumstick. Not sure what the per pound is here. We trade in our points at a local grocery store in town. Wonderful post!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I'm laughing out loud with Tex and you have definitely made my day -- make that holiday!! Have a great one!!!

Georgette Sullins said...

Gorgeous capture of the turkey on the fence.
Yikes on the $67.
And LOL out loud hilarious on the drumstick. I think this is the best Thanksgiving post I have enjoyed this week! Clever, very clever and funnnnny.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...you're in Canada?...Happy Belated Thanksgiving, then.

Ginny said...

I'll have the same drumstick! I have never heard of a turkey costing this much! Twelve pounds does not sound super huge, either. I love your perching turkey, I have never seen one perched on anything!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Haha. That's a crazy price for a turkey!! Who thought that up?? I'm sure people will fall for it too. I think I'd prefer the drumstick ice creme treat too. That's a great picture of the turkey on the fence. So pretty in the snow.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I like your picture of the turkey on the fence :)
Just don't get that joke about that drumstick...???

Happy Thanksgiving!

【ツ】Knipsa

Bethany Carson said...

Haha! Sounds like quite the deals are available!

Cloudia said...

Drumstick, LOL!




ALOHA from Honolulu
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aspiritofsimplicity said...

We just watched the Turkey episode from WKRP in Cincinnati. It is hysterical.

William Kendall said...

I like that wild turkey shot!

My friends and I spend Canadian Thanksgiving together. None of us are that crazy about turkey, so we have a roast instead.

bettyl-NZ said...

Wow, what a deal! I haven't looked for a frozen turkey since I moved to New Zealand, but I imagine I'd have to go to a butcher to get one at all. Here, we can get a whole chicken or pieces but not a whole chicken cut up...strange, huh??

Felicia said...

Oh my you might make it until next christmas.

Wow expensive turkey. We bought an 8lb turkey breast and it was 1.78 per lb.

Oman said...

Happy thanks giving and have a wonderful day. :)

Gillian Olson said...

I too am laughing out loud, great post!

Linda W. said...

Ha, ha love the turkey pic! :)

Randy said...

Oh I love Drumstick Ice Cream. Now I am going to have that on my mind all night.

Small City Scenes said...

I have never paid that much for a turkey--EVER. But then again I have never bought a huge turkey. 10-11 pounds is plenty for all of us. There is so much other stuff to munch on.
But I will have that drumstick. Ice Cream over Turkey any day. MB

Rory Bore said...

I did know wild Turkeys could fly -- at least up to a tree for the night. We had a noisy flock in our neighborhood that travels through every now and then.
But I did not know there would be math! LOL
Haven't bought my Christmas Turkey yet -- but hopefully it won't be that much!

Jill Harrison said...

oh dear - is that turkey thanksgiving or Christmas lunch? My Aunt used to grow turkeys for sale around Christmas. Good to see you like Aussie Drumsticks!
Happy thanksgiving. Pass another piece of turkey please, and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Stewart M said...

Interesting picture - the Foodlands where the butter ball is from has almost the same location name as where I live! Small world.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I need to order a turkey for Christmas so I'll soon find out how expensive they are over here. Enjoyed this fun post!

llandudnopictures said...

Have a great day!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Ohhh, remind me to write about the turkey in love!
We got a turkey for free this year, courtesy of the kidling's work but I'd still rather have your kind of drumstick. Pretty please?

eileeninmd said...

Funny post, EG! Great shot of the Turkey! I saw Butterball turkeys for sale in our local Giant food stores for $1.49 a pound.. Sometimes they can be found for .99 cents a lb.. if you spend $25.00 on other items.. I have not had a drumstick ice cream in ages..Have a happy day!

Margaret Adamson said...

What a fun post, it did make my laugh. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Sandra said...

Butterball here is 2.99 per pound at Walmart and the other turkeys are 49 cent per pound... the most i ever paid for a turkey was 20.00 and that was a 29 pound turkey... we don't like the butterball. we are eating out. we both love those drumstick ice creams

see you there! said...

Clever you with the drumsticks. We are going to a potluck and didn't buy the turkey so I have no idea what they cost. Your example seems pretty expensive.

Dar;a

Judy said...

I love that image of the turkey on the fence!!! I will not be buying a turkey, because that would mean too many leftovers for husband and I, even if we share with the dog...
My Mom used to buy a 25 pound bird, to have enough for everyone, for two meals.

Judy said...

I love your wild turkey shots!
I got a turkey for free! The supermarket deal for a week, spend one hundred dollars or more, get a free turkey. Such a deal!

Lowell said...

I was thinking of doing away with the turkey and having just veggies. Then I remember why some vegetarians are so unhappy. They eat too many "steamed" vegetables!

So, it's back to turkey. As I recall, Butterball is under $2 a pound but that is all I recall.

I'll take Nestle's Drumstick anytime!

Montanagirl said...

Ha! Very fun post! Love that turkey photo.

Kerri Farley said...

Now that's my kind of drumstick!
Happy Thanksgiving :)

Debbie said...

hehehe, I am cooking a chicken (my turkeys are always dry)!!! the chicken was 12 bucks unwashed and uncooked. I can get one at Costco for 5 bucks cleaned and cooked......it killed me BUT I wanted/needed for the dinner to be somewhat homemade and I wanted the house to smell good!!!

awesome image of the turkey!!!!

RedPat said...

You reminded me of the classic WKRP episode about the flying turkeys too. This was a great post, EG!

Ida said...

Great shot of the Wild Turkey on the fence. Oh my stars I would so not pay that much for a turkey. We bought a store brand for .69 a pound.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My sister made one for us, so I don't know how much it cost. She brined it overnight and cooked it in a bag, it came out perfect!

Love seeing the wild ones. They're almost like a different species.
~

Glennis said...

I shall have the ice cream drum stick thanks.
We do not celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand, we do have turkey for Christmas sometimes always expensive but nice for a crowd.

Pauline Woodcock said...

As Glennis said, no Thanksgiving for us here and in this family none at Christmas either, we are ham lovers. Yes, that is expensive, too. They see us coming at Christmas, don't they?

Halcyon said...

Wow! That's big $$$. But I have to say, the butterballs are tasty. I also think honeysuckle is good. No turkey in Germany this year though.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I don't know if you remember. I bought the smallest turkey our local store had. It was HUGE!
I love all the people who produce our food around here. It's so important to shop locally!

edenhills said...

Makes me glad I'm a vegetarian! Great shot of the wild turkey.

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

I am obviously not too much of a country girl! I came across while hiking my first wild turkey this year. I was eww that is a turkey?! Visual I did not need - ugly things they are! Oh the price of turkey, chicken, beef - yup all rising. Since the dogs are on home cooked food, I really am feeling it.

Hilary said...

Ha! That's Frank's kind of drumstick too. I hadn't looked at the turkey prices yet but I have been saving my Foodland turkey bucks. I have $10 worth. ;)

bailey-road.com said...

Love the turkey on the fence image.

Jack said...

I went to a delicious buffet at my country club, for the very reasonable price of $35 per person. I went home stuffed and telling myself that next year I need to exercise some self control.

Kathy said...

yes, they can fly. But not too high. One collided with the windshield of my car a few years ago!

Out on the prairie said...

A grocery near me gave you a free one if you spent $50 in their meat department. I grew 12 and gave them to deserving families.

TexWisGirl said...

came back to say congrats on your POTW!

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