September 27, 2013 – What an exhilarating day! Every chicken in our family, (with the exception of the pullets who are underage), was up at the crack of dawn to label and package our first full run of craft beers. We managed to fill 54 cases with our sampler selection. The flock surprised me with the greatest honor. While we all agree on “That’s the Spirit!” as the name of our beverage business, our beer will be sold under the signature line, “Happy Chicken Brewing Company”. Can you imagine?! They even changed the label design to include a smiling likeness of me in my colander helmet. I am flabbergasted! “You deserve it,” Sawyer smiled. “That’s right,” added Charlotte. “If it wasn’t for you Happy, we wouldn’t be saving for our future.” For the first time in my life, I was speechless. “Don’t look at us,” Addie laughed, “It was all Wilma’s idea.” Well, I’ll be. You could have knocked me over with a potholder. “Whatever,” Wilma shrugged before heading back to the chicken yard. I felt a huge lump in my throat as I watched the cantankerous, self-appointed queen of our flock disappear from view. Peaches tapped me on the shoulder. “Here’s to you, my friend!” and handed me a celebratory glass of Happy’s Audacious Hop IPA. In the morning, Sawyer and I will make a delivery to the bowling alley and receive our first sales check. We’re going to have to open a bank account.
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