Second Delivery Day
We finally got our entire second round of beef delivered. Between conflicting schedules, the holidays, and the weather, our delivery day kept getting pushed back farther and farther than we had hoped. We had some deliveries in Cody, Worland, Sheridan and Gillette this time around and fortunately our customers in Cody were understanding enough to let me deliver later in the week when I had a Cody run already scheduled. It’s always nice when Brandon and I can make the deliveries together instead of having to split up. He appreciates having a relief driver and a co-pilot, even if I take pictures of him in the process.
Finally, all of the pieces came together this past Monday, sort of. As always we were up in the early morning, not-so-light. Brandon had gotten the trailer all hooked up the night before and we gathered everything in the dark and left G.G. with the kids so we could get to the processor as soon as it opened.
It’s a long day, but the gorgeous sunrises make up for it a bit. And the clouds hanging on The Wind River Mountains wasn’t a bad view either. We were glad we didn’t have to drive that way for deliveries though.
After we get all the beef loaded up, we head back the way we came to Worland for our first deliveries. Along the way we picked up a straggler who stayed with us for an impressive amount of time.
Our little tag-along
While we are sleep deprived we find the strangest things entertaining.
As we continued on over the mountain to Sheridan the wind started up out of the north. By the time we hit Buffalo we were a little concerned about our tall aluminum trailer with a dwindling supply of weight to hold her down. On the way to Sheridan we were fortunate enough to be driving mostly into the wind and our trip went smoothly but we decided driving east to Gillette later might get us into a bind. Again, our amazing customers were understanding of the situation and we were able to reschedule their delivery later in the week. We were glad to be heading home earlier than we had originally thought and although the mountain was no picnic we were home to kiss the kids goodnight.
With most of the beef delivered and plan for later in the week it was the end to a pretty good day. And now that all of the deliveries are done we are looking forward to planning for the part of year that is consumed by cows instead of customers. While we love our customers who are so good to us, we also love our cows and are excited to see what the year holds. Thank you again to all who ordered and if you missed out, don’t worry! We will start sales again in August.In the meantime keep up with our adventure by subscribing to our blog.