Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner

Do you know where your Thanksgiving Dinner came from?

Did you have pumpkin pie? 

Pumpkin Fields in Indiana

This is a pumpkin field in southern Indiana.  We also saw a Pumpkin Processing Farm/Plant. Indiana is second only to Illinois in pumpkin production.

Did you have cranberries?

Cranberry Bogs in Wisconsin

These are cranberries bogs in Wisconsin.  They were harvested earlier in the fall.  Cranberries are the largest fruit crop in Wisconsin.

Did you have a turkey?  Minnesota is the largest turkey producer in the United States.

Sure other states grow pumpkins and cranberries and turkeys..but I like to think that I saw the farms where some of our dinner came from.

I should have taken a photo of a turkey production building..I guess I didn’t realize how important Minnesota was to everyone's Thanksgiving Dinner.

Instead I will share a greeting card with you..one of my favorite photographs of wild turkeys in a corn field..no we don’t have snow on the ground..but by the end of the day we could have a  couple of inches of new snow.

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22 comments:

  1. We had the best sweet potato pie. Does Minnesota grow them, too? I am looking forward to enjoying yet another wonderful meal with family today, Connie, and I'm grateful for all my friends in the blogosphere. Enjoy! :-)

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  2. We don't have Thanksgiving over here... Hope you have a great day!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I've never had pumpkin pie - only pumpkin soup, and it was delicious :-)

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Winnipeg, Canada, Blessings Francine......can you pass the pie please......LOL.

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving.

    The card says it all...when one crop has ended, another will come.

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  6. Heres hoping you and yours have a great day today. And thanks for the educational moment. Whoda thought we led the nation in turkeys. Maybe we shoul revisit the subject of our choice of a state bird.... on second thought not really....:)

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  7. Thanks for the information - I always thought of cranberries in the northeast! I learned a bunch from you!
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving! Apparently the southwest corner of B.C. produces 12% of the North American cranberry crop, and 13% of the Canadian turkey crop:)

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving to all your family May you have a blessed year Thank you for sharing your life and blogland. Have a great day Mary

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  10. Just to let you know I'm thankful for your blog. I read your blog regularly, even though I don't post comments often.

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  11. I adore your Thanksgiving card/photo!! SNOW! We are desperate for some here. They are talking about no farming in our area if it doesn't snow.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  12. Pretty photo and interesting info. Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving. Love you!

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  13. Nice photo card ! No snow here yet it is in the 50s sunny but damp air . Our Canadian Thanksgiving was in Oct . Maybe I could start a new tradition and have two Thanksgivings I am always thankful ! Have a wonderful day !

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  14. Interesting info. I miss the cranberries that our neighbor used to bring us from his visits to family in Wisconsin. My daughter is hosting our dinner at her new home and our son is smoking the turkey. Something a little different this year. He experimented a couple of weeks ago for a group of Boy Scouts who camped in our woods. It smelled wonderful ... and must have tasted pretty darn good because there was not a smidgen left over for me to try. :)
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

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  15. Interesting stats on Thanksgiving. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I didn't know cranberries were in Wisconsin. My son's father in law raises blue berries in Maine. They harvest them every other year letting a crop nourish the bushes. Two hundred thousand pounds of berries in a year.

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  17. Didn't know your recent trip was actually a tour of everyone's upcoming Thanksgiving dinner! But thanks for sparing us the turkey production plant. Like making sausage, to be enjoyed, some things are better left unknown. :)

    My profound thanks to Minnesota, nonetheless, for their contribution to such a special day!

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving!!!! I love the turkey picture...my fav too! I've been trying to eat local but it's not easy down here. I did go to Mountain Home though a few weeks ago and was able to get a free range turkey from around here.
    Thanks for the info....I didn't know about WI and cranberries...amazing at my age I can still learn something! LOL! I hope you all had a wonderful day with great grub!
    I'll catch up this week...I hope!

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  19. A great post for Thanksgiving Day. I hope you've had a wonderful day with only the right amount of snow. It was beginning to snow as we came home from Abby's tonight, full of turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin.

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  20. Thank you Minnesota for making our day even better!!! Our poor turkey was deep-fried - - - delicious though.

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