Though it's hard to see, those are turkeys, with a pile of puppies in the left foreground. The photo was taken sometime in the late 1920's on a turkey ranch near Sacramento that belonged to my great-grandfather; they raised turkeys, rice and alfalfa. My great-great grandfather came to California for the gold rush--to sell hats to gentlemen in the San Francisco area. (We have a couple photos of him and one of the hat store). I and my siblings are the first generation to move back to the wrong side of the Continental Divide :D. So here's to family, and a Happy Thanksgiving (and Chanukah too) to all who celebrate it!
Not shown--cherry pie, apple pie, pecan pie. It was like the kittens with the mittens:
(Illustration by K as a schoolchild)