For family, friends, forests and fields may we be ever thankful.
To those of us who live in the United States today is Thanksgiving Day, our friends in Canada celebrated on October 14. In both countries Thanksgiving Day is set not by date, but by the day of the month – in Canada it’s the second Monday in October, in the U.S. it’s the fourth Thursday in November.
In both countries Thanksgiving is a harvest festival exemplified by feasting. Like many people, we have turkey and squash, pies of pumpkin and apples. But it’s the turkey that is so often the symbol and feature of Thanksgiving. So, on this Thanksgiving Day, wild turkeys are featured here –
Turkeys are native to the Americas and were unknown in Europe and Asia until early explorers brought them back from their journeys.
Now it's time to enjoy being with our family - and anticipate that roast turkey.