A couple of times a year, we order a skid or two of the fats we use in our soap.
The trucking company calls us the day before they are ready to deliver so that we are prepared, but they always seem to be a bit off on their approximation of when it will be here, so we wait...
It is delivered in an 18-wheeler and our driveway is too sharp a turn for a truck that size. We arrange to have the truck meet us in front of my sister's house - which is across from the chicken house you see in the picture.
When he gets close, the driver usually calls to give us a heads up. We hustle on up to Tina's and transfer the skid of fats to the pickup. Then we haul it down to the shop where we unload it and put it away.
It was a brisk, breezy day but by the time we were finished, we were quite warm! Those 50 pound buckets get heavier with each passing year!
We were getting low on supplies, so now we are ready to get some of these new oils weighed up and make some more wonderful soap.