At 5 AM on New Years Day there were ten people on the dance floor at Tupelo (at Twin Oaks). All ten were Acorn identified. While there is nothing intrinsically special about the people who close the party, i was still honored to be with this hardy crew.
Tonight at midnight we found out there were over two hundred seed orders being processed, and there is another 200 which will not get printed until tomorrow morning. It was nearly Tony’s last day and we were having a goodbye party for him, which also went quite late. And several of us already suspected the busy season was in full swing, going to the party holding back some energy for work later.
At around 2 AM we went from the party to the new picking office in the new seed building, which is so much nicer than the space we were working in last year. It is a bit hard to describe. Five otherwise reasonable folks started picking orders at 2 AM. It took us about an hour and a half to clear out almost all of the first 200 plus.
And as the crowd dispersed amongst some mutterings of praise, everyone felt like they were part of a slightly extraordinary group.
[Edited by Judy Youngquest]