Peach Festival excitement started Thursday, with Granddad entering the Model T in the parade! Besides it being rainy and cold, (No, that was not a typo, I said COLD! It was 64°, people!! In July. In Oklahoma!! We don’t wear jackets in July. Never!
Talk. about. crazy!) we had a total blast!!! Even with the rain, and chilly weather, there was still a really good turn-out.
Some of us girls attended the rodeo that night.
The mud, cold, and wet weather made for a very interesting, and entertaining rodeo!! =D
Friday is our preparation day. In the extreme.
We also made peach tea, packed everything up, washed lots of freezers, and Friday evening we set up part of our booth.
Saturday is the big day!
We sold our first cup of ice-cream at 8:15 a.m. (the festival doesn’t officially start till 9:00). By 9:00 we had sold 3 gallons already!
There were A TON more people this year than normal! Probably because the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and there were also 30 more booths than last year!
This year we mixed up 56 gallons of ice-cream. Last year we made 52. Most of the years previous to that, we made 40-42 gallons.
And we sell out at the same time –1:00- every year! (Go figure.)
We are so thankful to the guys for dipping the ice-cream. Takes some muscle!
By 12:30 we had sold out of our 52 gallons. So, we went home and made more.
(Every year we say we aren’t going to go make more, and every year … we do.)
So, our total was 62 gallons this year!
And we could have sold a lot more!
We really missed having Benjamin here this year.
He’s down in TX, attending a program designed to challenge young men to grow physically and spiritually. He’ll have been gone a whole month! We are looking forward to him coming home!
Looooooooong lines, for most of the day!
Next year will be our 10th year to sell ice-cream.
We’re working on convincing some of the practical people in our family, to go all out, and do 100 gallons! Or at least 80. Or 90.
I guess we were enjoying ourselves too much.