Even though it's sometimes referred to as “this summer’s drought," Western Illinois is still in drought conditions.
The most recent USDA Drought Monitor Map lists the region as being in moderate drought.
Many Americans have leftover turkey after the Thanksgiving holiday, but some parts of the bird never even make it to the table.
The gizzards, testicles, and that dangling red thing called a wattle are parts of the turkey that usually do not end up next to the sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving Day or in the fridge afterward.
Kyle Cecil, University of Illinois Extension Educator of Local Food Systems and Small Farms, said that was not always the case.