Fortunately, we have great workers and I provide them with a hardy meal to keep them fueled for the long, grueling days. Yesterday is when our customers pick up the turkeys my husband raises and I am counting, labeling and organizing who gets which one based on requests - very similar to what I do with assigning puppies based on your application. :+)
Happily, today begins our season of 'rest', so what am I grateful for? Our tractor, who diligently did the job of cleaning up three dumpings of snow during our processing period and did not break down. All our customers who were patient, on time and in good humor. Our workers who battled snow to get here; cleaned up our decks and pathways to keep things moving and still worked a grueling, long day.
It is during times of stress and hardship that you are the most grateful for people who are kind, patient, encouraging, diligent, cooperative and humorous.
Like Tom Turkey, we are truly stuffed with gratitude for another successful turkey season and we welcome the holiday festivities knowing the farm is now 'ready for it's winter nap'.
P. S. Hopefully, the pitter patter of puppy feet may grace us at the end of December. News on that front in about a week.