He told me that, in his opinion, everything went fine because Kris plans ahead.
Kris leaves detailed written instructions, and he makes sure everyone knows when they’re working and what they’re supposed to be doing.
Kris tries to do other things too – like taking tires off the feed pile so my dad doesn’t have to do it. Just little things that you do ahead of time, (like anyone leaving their job does), so that other people don’t have to deal with it.
Of course, you can never plan for things to go really wrong. The weather can turn against you. A cow can get sick for mysterious reasons. Machinery loves to break when people are on vacation.
But! None of that happened this time. The cows and tractors were probably just biding their time … waiting for Kris to return.