Thursday, September 25, 2008

September 25, 2008

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you one and all for visiting us on our 8th anniversary celebration! I can't begin to tell you how pleased we were to see so many people come out to celebrate with us. What a blast we had! The dancers did a wonderful job of entertaining the crowd, Milton sold out of his steak sandwiches long before the day was over, and he brought ALOT along! My son, Chris, didn't have the right recipe for the fried cheddar curds, but we promise he will before we try it again. I really think it was the deep fat fryer (at least that's what he's telling me) that was the problem. We had only practiced it on the stove before.

The wine vendors were having contests! Every time Ron sold one of his Jalapeno-Raisin bottles, he rang a bell. Well, that just got Chris and Deb into it all the more. Can't begin to tell you how many bottles of wine we sold thanks to those three! And don't forget the microbrew beer! Mike handed out cups and cups of that. We had many, many people bring their lounge chairs and sample wine and beer, and watch the dancers on that beautiful September day!

Pat sampled her creamed honey and thanks to her samples, we saw a lot of it leave the store! It's so yummy - I think people were stocking up for winter too!

As for me, I was in the store - VERY BUSY - THANK YOU!!! My aunt, Pam and her friend, Pauline, were my helpers for the day and they were kept busy nonstop! I think we all slept really great that night! We had samples, samples and more samples of all the delicious foods we have in Miss Tillie's. If you weren't able to make it to this one, please mark October 19 on your calendar to attend the next. We'll have the same great samples available.

Gary, Wendy and Lana were kept very busy in the barn answering questions from all the wonderful people that went to visit our girls. The babies were exhausted by the end of the day from being greeted and loved up so much. They didn't mind one bit!!! The more attention, the better. Of course, we had to pay for it the next day when they screamed at us every time they saw us and wanted us to come back. Ha!

So, now it's time to get back to normal - at least until October 19! We're lining up more hay for the girls and guys for the winter. Breeding started about 2 weeks ago. We already have, I believe, 9 bred. I think it will be a busy February!!

Well, must go help Connie in the kitchen some more. Will write again soon. Kathy