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In 2017, we are celebrating 10 years in business.  ohDEER is growing and expanding.

Through our corporate office and our franchisees, ohDEER services Central Massachusetts, Metropolitan Boston, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, Eastern Long Island, and Central New Jersey.

We at ohDEER have been fortunate.  We are thankful for our highly valued customers who make up that good fortune.

On Thanksgiving, ohDEER sounds a particularly loud and emotional and exuberant clarion of thanks.

As for the holiday, we note that Plymouth, MA, where the first Thanksgiving took place in 1621, is only about 60 miles east of Wayland, MA, where ohDEER is based.

Yes, this historic event – which brought together the indigenous people, the Wampanoag, and the English settlers, the Pilgrims – took place in our neck of the woods.

Now, let’s see, you just know that we have to here talk about how, in some way, that first Thanksgiving has some sort of tie to the business of ohDEER.

We have it covered.

Let’s discuss the menu – even though neither the Wampanoag nor the Pilgrims left us any documentation as to what exactly was on the table for the meal component of the celebration, which lasted three days.

Sound research, though, tells us what probably was the fare.

Please click here to be taken to a History article, “First Thanksgiving meal.”

Deer, as in venison, was almost certainly consumed.  Following, from the story, is an excerpt which mentions Edward Winslow, a Pilgrim who participated in the first Thanksgiving, and who chronicled extensively the settlers experience in the New World:

“Winslow wrote that the Wampanoag guests arrived with an offering of five deer. Culinary historians speculate that the deer was roasted on a spit over a smoldering fire and that the colonists might have used some of the venison to whip up a hearty stew.”

It is a good bet that turkey was also eaten.

Turkeys were plentiful in these parts in the 1600s … as they are today.

And, as we discussed in this space in a Thanksgiving 2015 post, turkeys are actually a “powerhouse and all natural tick control machine”.

You see, turkeys eat a lot of ticks; they like to eat ticks – they can gobble up to 200 ticks in day.

Yup, we did it, and there you have it – the ohDEER Thanksgiving–deer-turkey-tick-themed post.

ohDEER Wishes All a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!