Americana: How to Stuff a Turkey

Weird and wonderful things go on sale during the holiday season, from His and Her windmills ($16,000 each) at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas to 15-lb. boxes of Irish peat ($14.90), which one Rhode Islander is advertising as Yule fuel. This year one can even buy a turkey dinner—buy dinner, that is, for Meleagris gallapavo, the American wild turkey. The offer comes from the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Martha's Vineyard, where as many as 650 wild ducks, geese and turkeys peck through 200 Ibs. of corn, oats, wheat and high-protein dog food at a sitting.

To help pay its $20-a-day winter food bill,...

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