I had an experience unique to us Utah saints yesterday. My ward was asked to fill a dairy assignment at Welfare Square this month. Every Thursday, my ward is asked to fill 4 spots from 1-5pm to help in the dairy plant. I have plenty of vacation time (but actually little time to take the vacation time...like Jason and his 500,000,000 hours of vacation those state employees get), so I decided to fulfill my first welfare assignment.
It was hard work, but I enjoyed it. We were filling bags with 50 lbs. of Atmit (see here for more information). Someone loaded the empty bag on to the machine, someone else clamped it shut and started the filling process, and I took it from the machine and fed the full bag through the machine that sealed the bag.
After 3 hours and over 100 bags, my arms and back were pretty tired, but it was fun to participate in this. They even gave us free cheese afterward!
The timing was a little unfortunate, though, because I played church ball and then officiated a game last night until after 10pm. My poor, weak body is feeling the pain.