Snood and Wattle

Good morning! 

Turkey facts. (And artwork by students at Kendall-Whittier)

Do you know what a snood and a wattle are? Neither did I.

Did you know that only male turkeys gobble?  Neither did I.

Did you know that you can determine the sex of a turkey by its droppings? Neither did I.

The snood is the erectile, fleshy proturbence on the forehead of turkeys. The waddle is the fleshy growth under the turkey’s throat. Droppings from a Tom (male turkey) form a J hook. Those from a hen are more spiral. 

Who’d a thunk it?!

Not only my students learned something new yesterday, but I also did. We watched a video entitled Turkey Facts and learned some of the most interesting facts about turkeys. I’m not so sure they will be helpful in furthering my career any, but it’s always fun to learn new trivia.

So here’s just the trivia you need to chew on over your Thanksgiving dinner conversation.  I pass it on to you.

Whether you eat turkey or you talk turkey, may your Thanksgiving be full of good food, good family and friends, and good times enjoyed by all. 

And here’s another interesting turkey fact for you. Turkeys can fly. Wild ones that is. Ones that are not bred for their meat, too heavy to fly.

Enough turkey talk. Let’s all try not to spend this entire holiday just focusing on gobbling ’til we’re wobbling. Let’s focus on being thankful. And let’s instead favor another familiar bird and soar like eagles.

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.                                              Isaiah 40:31

Love and laughter,



2 thoughts on “Snood and Wattle

    1. Thank you! Yes ma’am! I absolutely love it even the tough moments. I’ve already had two students suspended with 1/4 of teaching under my belt. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Happy Thanksgiving to you!


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