With one hundred and fifteen ice cream truck stops, we ran our tails off in June.
We went everywhere from Madison to Peosta, Spring Green to East Dubuque and into Hollandale. McGregor, Galena, Edmund, to Wyalusing Beach. We attended five dairy breakfasts in five counties. From graduation parties to employee appreciation days to night markets, we feel like we were there for it all.
We got up before dawn on some days, came back after dark on many. Cleaned off a lot of dead bugs. Made tubs upon tubs of ice cream. Moved them from the freezer to the truck. Jumped the truck a couple times (whoops). Packed pints. Rotated pints. Washed dishes and mopped the floors. And did it all over again.
But let us tell you, it was a wonderful month. Although there are a lot of less-than-exciting things that happen behind the scenes of an ice cream truck, the part after we open the window and get out our scoops is seriously the best. We really never get tired of those cotton candy smiles.
At the farm, things were a little quieter. We had a sweet little wedding celebration. Did a little field work. Saved a lot of goats stuck in the fence.
The big news of June is that we finally received our new big walk-in freezer, which in one quick morning was installed and filled with ice cream. We have had quite a few storage and stocking woes during the month of June and we are terribly excited about this new freezer. It will help us tremendously. The best part about it? It's right down by the trucks, so no more hauling tubs from the kitchen allllllll the way to the truck freezers. (I'm particularly excited about this...my arms have been getting quite the workout!)
June was packed with excited stuff. But if you don't mind, we're just going to take a little nap now until July starts.
Fun on the farm...in blog form!