Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863. During the civil war, President Abe Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving to give thanks and praise our beneficent Father in heaven. Thanksgiving was also celebrated nationally in 1789, after a proclamation of George Washington. This day is one of the major holidays of the year, together with Christmas and New Year.
In the United States, certain kinds of food are traditionally served at Thanksgiving meals. Firstly, baked or roasted turkey is usually the featured item on any Thanksgiving feast table, often called “Turkey Day”. Stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn, various fall vegetables (mainly various kinds of squashes, as butternut squash has in New England), and pumpkin pie are commonly associated with Thanksgiving dinner.
But have you ever wondered what it would be like on the other side of the table, running an actual turkey farm? Realtor.com found six prime turkey farms listings for sale. Not only could they turn into great investments, but just think of all the fun you could have spreading holiday cheer in a whole new/creative way!
Here they are:
22350 N 1080 E Street, Fountain Green, UT
You’ll have plenty of space for those big birds in this 43.9-acre farm fitted with power, a well house and propane lines. And although there’s no residence on the property, there’s plenty of room to build one if you feel like regularly rubbing elbows with your poultry. Priced at $344,000, this is an absolutely beautiful, tranquil and peaceful land located just south of Fountain Green.
20150 N 770 E Street, Moroni, UT
According to National Turkey Federation, about 46 million turkeys show up on Thanksgiving tables across the country. It’s not all about the meat, we love the sides too, so why don’t grow both! Priced at $385,000, the 20-acre plot with a five-bedroom, two-bath home comes with four turkey barns and an impressive vegetable garden. This can also be a location for other farming/ranching, has a small portion of acreage in alfalfa. Excellent location, private location with beautiful views of the valley and mountain ranges.
1 Dixon Town Road, Ardmore, TN
Wild turkeys can run up to 20 mph, and they’ll have plenty of space to do so on this mega-sized, 157-acre farm. You’d have to build a home here if you want to commune with your feathered friends. Priced at $409,760, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to kick back and relax after a hard day of farming. This land have insolated deer & turkey farm, mostly woods, timber, good roads throughout, great recreational farm for 4 wheelers, deer stands in place, spring, pond, picnic area.
7059 Farm Road 1100, Monett, MO
Two-thirds of the nation’s turkeys come from just six states and the top producer is Missouri, this is according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Priced at $475,000, this 40-acre land includes ranch-style home which has 3 beds / 2.5 baths and its size is 1,454 sq ft.
12965 Couch Road, Elkins, AR
Benjamin Franklin famously praised the turkey as being a “respectable bird,” and it deserves the best. This impressive $600,000 farm comes with 4 steel truss turkey houses, 3bed/2bath home, 4000 Sq Ft composition shop building, plus a 40×40 shop on 34.97 acres.
5601 S 50 W, Washington, IN
Simple Trivia: Male Turkeys are called “Toms”, female turkeys are called “Hens” and baby turkeys are called “poults”. And did you know only male turkeys gobble? The females “click.” And you might click with this six-acre farm, it may lack a house, but it comes complete with a grow-out structure, brooder and manure building, along with a tractor, tiller, mower and grader.
And here are other amazing Thanksgiving facts:
The wishbone is a tradition of Thanksgiving. Allow the wishbone to dry. Then, two people grasp each end of the wishbone. After making a silent wish, they pull it away. Whoever gets the joint portion gets their wish.
Did you Know? Benjamin Franklin argued that the Turkey should be our National Bird. He stated that it was more respectable and a native of North America.
Source: Realtor.com, Wikipedia.com, Time.com, holidayinsights.com, wjon.com
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