I need to go in extra early this morning because we ran out of so much stuff. I really need to take stock and get prepared.
This is where I stood for ten hours yesterday making shaved ice. This machine? It's probably cranked out over 15,000 in it's lifetime.
We went through ten boxes of chips at 50 per box and wrapped up an incredible 500 hot dogs without missing a beat or having the customers wait. As you can see, this is a tiny operation, no more than 15 feet wide, backed up against an old cow milking station in the barn.
All that product has to be brought over from the shop and put into the three large ice chests, along with hundreds of pounds of ice. Just out of sight is the side where we cook all the hot dogs and make up nachos with cheese and jalapeños. A record 588 hot dogs were sold, which means we don't have enough for today. We are OUT.
That's a dirty word in the snack bar business. We've been able to keep up with most everything else, but ran out of coffee, hot water for hot chocolate and nacho cheese after using 20 gallons. In other words, we're exhausted!!
This should be our biggest day yet. Then I'll be very happy to be back to herding those squirrels!!!
Total miles walked to date: 163.26