PLAY Thanksgiving gone wrong

SquonkHunter

Geezer (ret.)
My worst Thanksgiving actually took place the day before. I went into town to pick up a cake we had ordered for BIL's b'day. On the way back home I was struck from behind by a drunk driver :fgr: - so drunk he couldn't stand without the cop helping him - to get into the back seat of the cop car and go off to jail. I got a wrecked truck and a wrenched knee out of the deal. Loads of fun - not! :( At least I didn't spend Thanksgiving in jail having a turkey pot pie for dinner like he did. Moron.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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The year my son brought his girlfriend home for Thanksgiving, we had dinner at my parents house. Parents had adopted 6 cats who mostly were not seen. We're all eating round one of dinner when nephew wandered into the kitchen to refill his plate and finds the cat on top of the turkey. Well at least we all got firsts. Welcome to the family, K, this is pretty much how it goes around here.
That’s just gross. In a household with cats, no food should be left uncovered. That was pure laziness on their part.
 

KMR58

Veteran Member
NOTE TO SELF:
DO NOT PUT 22 CHICKEN EGGS IN THE INCUBATOR ON NOVEMBER 4th!!!

I heard Cheep, Cheep, Cheep at 8:03AM and Lals wouldn't go outside. Dog is terrified of a newborn Dominique chick. Hold on to yer tail, Lals, there are going to be 21 more.
Not doing Thanksgiving today.
We got a delivery of 10 Cornish cross on Wednesday. We live in Northern Michigan and our little post office closes at 4. The chicks arrived at Detroit metro at 8 am. I knew they would never make it here by 4 and of course no service on Thanksgiving so I was concerned. Kudos to the post office. They called me from Detroit to get my actual house address and sent the little box with a driver in a van three hours north to deliver. (Here we only get mail and packages delivered to the post office. Nothing comes to the house.) So now we have noisy little guys making us all smile.
 

WalknTrot

Veteran Member
We got a delivery of 10 Cornish cross on Wednesday. We live in Northern Michigan and our little post office closes at 4. The chicks arrived at Detroit metro at 8 am. I knew they would never make it here by 4 and of course no service on Thanksgiving so I was concerned. Kudos to the post office. They called me from Detroit to get my actual house address and sent the little box with a driver in a van three hours north to deliver. (Here we only get mail and packages delivered to the post office. Nothing comes to the house.) So now we have noisy little guys making us all smile.
Yup...I praised and thanked the main post office here to high heaven when mine came in. They called the afternoon they got them - less than 24 hours from Iowa hatchery to Minnesota - and asked if I wanted to make the 20 mile trip to pick them up (you betcha) so they didn't have to sit another night, then be shipped to my local post office in the morning.

Not one chick sick or lost out of the bunch.
 

KMR58

Veteran Member
With a broody hen, behind the wood cookstove, or with a kerosene brooder/incubator.
Good luck with your chicks. About now I'm wishing I'd ordered my fall batch a little earlier...at 7 weeks, they are having to deal with single digit temps in the mornings lately. Oh well. What doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger I guess. :)
I have 7 week hens. They have been in their mini coop/run since 4weeks. We have a brooder heater plate in there. Last night got to 22 degrees and this morning I went out to see their water frozen solid. The heater pan was ice cold. Ugh. I worried a bit because the heater plate is plugged into the same box. Reached in and it was cold as ice. The ladies were all fine though and happy to see me with their warm fermented mash. The cord had gotten unplugged sometime yesterday and no one noticed. Glad to know I have some hardy girls.
 

Blastoff

Veteran Member
That’s just gross. In a household with cats, no food should be left uncovered. That was pure laziness on their part.
Lol, my parents were characters. The following year, I suggested to my stepmom that that cat should be put in the basement or another room during dinner. "Oh no, she wouldn't like that" was the reply. I think they liked those cats better than the kids
 

Seeker22

Veteran Member
We got a delivery of 10 Cornish cross on Wednesday. We live in Northern Michigan and our little post office closes at 4. The chicks arrived at Detroit metro at 8 am. I knew they would never make it here by 4 and of course no service on Thanksgiving so I was concerned. Kudos to the post office. They called me from Detroit to get my actual house address and sent the little box with a driver in a van three hours north to deliver. (Here we only get mail and packages delivered to the post office. Nothing comes to the house.) So now we have noisy little guys making us all smile.
My Chicks (four so far) passed the night. When temps dropped early this morning, I heard them all cheeping loudly, which is chick for, "Turn up the heat in here, Ma!" I put a doubled bath towel under the brooder tote, Wrapped another two around the towels that were already on there, being careful to keep them away from the heat lamp. Added water to their Growgel and did the instruction again on how to eat. The largest chick picked it up last time. This time, they all dived in. They'll make it. I have another egg (or more, it sounds like) that if I put my ear to the incubator, I can hear peeping. I am officially addicted to raising Chicks. Fifteen minutes ago, I upgraded them to Chick Starter. Dumped a little pile in the hay under their light and they went nuts. I am already plotting and planning my next Hatch.

When my Wyandottes (I'm really into Heritage Breeds) got here two years ago last May, the Post Office (tiny town) phoned and let us know we had a box in from Ideal. We were there in less than twenty minutes. The Post Peeps got something very nice for Yule that year. Things like that should be rewarded and cheeped about to all who will listen. There is the bloated heartless .gov we all love to hate, and then these good folk.
 

Meemur

Voice on the Prairie
Amen. Around here most of our disasters are limited to a few spills. Scarcely worth the notice and thank God for that!
Knock on wood, in more recent years, things have gone a lot more smoothly. I got rid of a lot of the external drama, plus I'm a much better cook than I was in my 20s. I also prepare complicated dishes ahead of time so I'm not doing everything on Thanksgiving, mostly just roasting the turkey.

This year, I grilled a steak (and burgers for the freezer) and made a pot of 1/2 potatoes and 1/2 cauliflower, plus two winter squashes. I'll be eating the potatoes / squashes for the next several days.
 
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