My good fortune continues. I arrived at the Olinger Repair Shop yesterday afternoon around 3PM, in time to visit some before joining Gerard and Paul for the Farmer Appreciation Dinner in Crowley that night. Who comes in shortly thereafter to pick up an axle Gerard has made for him but Brian Gotreaux of Gotreaux Farms? We talk a little and I learn he have more farm subscriptions becoming available and he and his family are now raising a lot more than vegetables: chickens, turkeys, cows, sheep, and tilapia to name just a small part of the larger menagerie. (And that’s not including their eleven adopted children! What amazing people.)

Later, at the Dinner, all three of us — me, Gerard, and Paul — all won door prizes. We left early, because it couldn’t get any better than that, and we stopped off at a convenience store to purchase lottery tickets.