Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK, y’all. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. FAAAAAAVORITE. I mean, I love Christmas more than words can express, but I love Thanksgiving, because it’s so much like Christmas minus all the gift-giving. Gift-giving stresses me out. I’m not going to lie. I’ve become somewhat disillusioned with the commercialism of Christmas. I adore the Jesus and family and food and Santa aspects of Christmas, but that’s a whole other post, so I digress.
But THANKSGIVING, y’all. I love me some turkey day. Last year, I hosted 17 people at my house and I cooked Actual Food and served Actual Drinks and no one got sick from any of it. In fact, people enjoyed the food and the drinks and laughed and loved and watched football and the kids played and everyone had a wonderful time (or at least they faked it), and it was an all around lovely day. There were two turkeys and a ham, because let’s face it – Thanksgiving is all about the MEAT and PIE. Hello.
I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, so you can imagine how much this video touched my heart. It’s not often that we get to see the birds that end up on our dinner tables. And it’s not often that we get to see women who may very well SING to our birds who end up on our dinner tables. Obviously, I’m stretching here, because one of these turkeys more than likely won’t end up on my dinner table, but I’d like to think that one would. They’ve been treated so sweetly…so nicely – all free ranged and loved on and given their own guitarist and whatnot.
Can you imagine?
I used to be a vegan, years ago, once upon a time. And I assume some of you will pipe in and say “this is why I can’t eat meeeeaaat, Daisy!” I get it. I do. My love for animals is something that’s for even another post, another day. I am the Chick with four dogs, a stray cat, a flock of chickens, and now three mice. My love of animals knows no bounds. I truly. Get. It. So save me the meat-eating lecture. I’ve done my time as a non-meat-eater, and to give you the Reader’s Digest version – my hair fell out and I felt like crap. It may be for some people, but it wasn’t for me. Eat what you want.
I adore animals, but I believe that some are for my consumption. And many are absolutely delicious.
This farmer in Wales has singer Elin Williams sing for his flock of turkeys to keep them calm before slaughter:
Apparently, they like Kylie Minogue songs. I’m always delighted to see farmers and ranchers who treat their animals with compassion. And you know what? I truly believe that this is, without question, something we should all be thankful for in a world that is often void of it.