You know that saying about the mailman? Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet…will stop this courier…I forget the exact wording, but regardless…it applies not only to the mailman, but to the milkman as well.
One of the people that we rely on regularly is the milkman. It seems like a lot revolves around his schedule…
“Don’t park in the driveway; the milk truck comes today!”
“Make sure there’s soap and acid in the tank washer; the milk truck comes today!”
“We’d better get started in good time this morning; the milk truck might be here early today!”
This is Tony, our regular milk truck driver. He’s a nice guy…he comes in the driveway nice and easy, takes care not to drive on the grass, and doesn’t seem too get too worked up about anything! He’s even stayed for Sunday lunch!
We ship our milk to a local co-op. The milk goes anywhere from Baltimore to New Jersey to several other plants in Pennsylvania, including Turkey Hill, a local plant that processes milk and makes delicious ice cream!
We were his last stop before leaving for the processing plant, so he had to seal the compartments on top of the truck...
And off he went...loaded up with some sandwiches and a fresh thermos of coffee. Jim followed him to make sure he would make it back out to the main road. He almost made it, but had to stop just before the top of a big hill to wait for an Amishman who was picking his children up from school on his tractor...
Jim and some other neighbors got him going again, and another farmer came with his tractor and snowblower to help him the rest of the way out to the main road.
When it comes to picking up and delivering milk, the milkman is just as reliable as the mailman. We rely on him, and eveyone works together in bad weather to see that he can get through!