The first week of February brought extreme cold and a lot of snow. It also brought the Friends of Winskill group to the barn for their annual fundraising pick up day. Inside, in the two days prior to the pick up, we made 450 bags of kettle corn and 800 dozen donuts. And outside...well, it snowed like the dickens.
We usually make our kettle corn outside, but because of the snow and cold, we moved around our kitchen and parked the kettle corn machine right under the vent hood. And as it froze outside, we stayed nice and toasty as the machine kicked off heat. We always make our donuts inside, so no changes there, but some of our staff did struggle to make it in as the winds blew snow all over the roads and complicated travel for many people.
Despite the weather complications, we had such a blast with this year's Friends of Winskill fundraiser. They had an excellent turnout and raised funds to go towards recess and play equipment, classroom supplies, and--for this year especially--media for the school to help with their virtual learning efforts.
It's truly wonderful to see a group of people come together to do such good things for their community, and the Friends of Winskill group works so hard to give as much as they can--and they have a lot of fun too.
And for us, seeing our donuts do some really good things is the best part. We hope you all enjoyed them!
Fun on the farm...in blog form!