Adopt A Turkey Month on November, 2019: In what year did people start using the twelve month calandar?
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Julius Cesar had the 12 month calender from the Egyptians. The calender had the same months and the same length of months like we have them today. That Julian calender was introduced in the year 32 A.D. The difference was the start of the new years and the counting of the years which was handled differently in every country. Our present calender according to the Pope Gregor XIII, the Gregorian calender was first introduced in 1582. It lasted some years until other countries adopted it. The last countries were Turkey in 1917 and Serbia in 1918.
Does anyone know the history behind having turkey for Christmas dinner (in the U.S.)?
In England, the evolution of the main course into turkey did not take place for years, or even centuries. At first, in Medieval England, the main course was either a peacock or a boar, the boar usually the mainstay. The turkey appeared on Christmas tables in England in the 16th century, and popular history tells of King Henry VIII being first English monarch to have turkey for Christmas. The tradition of turkey at Christmas rapidly spread throughout England in the 17th century, and it also became common to serve goose which remained the predominate roast until the Victorian era. (it was quite common for Goose "Clubs" to be set allowing working class families to save up over the year towards a goose before this). A famous Christmas dinner scene appears in Dicken's A Christmas Carol (1843), where Scrooge sends Bob Cratchitt a large turkey....
Most Christmas customs in the United States have been adopted from those in the United Kingdom.[ Accordingly, the mainstays of the British table are also found in the United States...
The centerpiece of a sit-down meal varies on the tastes of the host but can be ham, roast beef, or goose, particularly since turkey is the mainstay at dinner for the American holiday of Thanksgiving in November, almost exactly one month earlier. Regional meals offer incredible diversity. Virginia has oysters, ham pie, and fluffy biscuits, a nod to its very English 17th century founders. The Upper Midwest includes dishes from predominately Scandinavian backgrounds such as lutefisk and mashed rutabaga or turnip. In some rural areas, game meats like elk, opossum or quail may grace the table, often prepared with recipes that are extremely old: it is likely that similar foodstuffs graced the tables of early American settlers on their first Christmases.
I adopted a cat 2 months ago from a family that was moving out of state and couldn't take her with them.?
So nice of you to take on this cat. I'm sure you will develop a deep affection for her.
I checked out the Purina weight formula at the supermarket. It has turkey, turkey meal and corn as the first three ingredients and my position on this weight issue with cats is to eliminate ALL corn from the diet.
Corn is used to fatten slaughter animals who may have life-spans of only two years. Vets have no credit courses in small animal nutrition and some I have seen need to take off a little weight themselves. Their "education" consists of seminars put on by the food companies who sell this awful food.
When you find a cat in a cornfield it is not there for the corn. It is there for the raw meat it gets from catching mice.
The premium foods do not contain any corn: CA Natural is chicken and rice. Natural Balance has a venison and pea and a chicken formula with brown rice in it. Prairie (the priciest) has chicken and rice.
As you know from all the human diet information, the best way to reduce weight is to totally watch what you eat for the rest of your life. True weight-loss only comes over time.
If you switch kitty to foods without corn the weight will come off. Slowly and surely and she will not be gaining any more. The food is more nutritious for her too and over time you will find that she eats less of it when her body is no longer starved for a decent meal.