Today was payday. The yearling steers we sold last week were shipped to the buyer today. We are all there, plus our “rep” or salesman, the brand inspector, the vet, the truck drivers.
We run them across our scales first, getting weights on groups of 10 or so, and averaging them.
Then they’re loaded on the semi’s…
My mom’s memorial garden walk was today, and I made the difficult decision not to attend. You see, back in The Day, when so much of my world was filled with Girl Scouts… (I’ve held every position a leader could, I had been a troop leader for every level at one time or another, I had been a counselor at Girl Scout National Center West and other camps, I was an adult trainer as well, with hopes of further training at Edith Macy Conference Center in New York State, when, all of a sudden… BOOM. I was told to take my volunteering elsewhere.) Well, pooh! I had one girl determined to stay in Scouts through her senior year of high school, and I was going to help. She did. I did. My lifetime membership is still active, but I no longer volunteer in Girl Scouting.
Today, that lovely young woman got married. I was there, as was my best friend, who I met where? Oh, yeah… National Center West. She was K.’s official troop leader. In fact, four of the other attendees had been one of “my girls” when they were young as well.
The flower girls reminded me so much of the Flower Fairy event I put on for Brownies…
It was a beautiful setting. In case it looks familiar to some of you, yes, this is where my Victoria got married as well.