Sunday, July 13, 2014

Treasure Hunting

I am really enjoying these long weekends and will be a little sad when they're over!  It will be nice to return to a normal 8 hour work day though.  Last Friday, the weekend started with a fun girls' day with Mom, Aunt Connie, and Grandmother.  

Saturday we continued what might be a new hobby for us...another auction.  This wasn't as big as the one we attended a few weeks ago, but there was still a LOT of stuff!
 We are learning along the way - things like, some people don't follow the rules, some people have the same taste as us and will bid on all the things we're interested in, and I spend way too much time thinking before I put my hand in the air.
 The picture above is just a very small selection of the HUGE amount of galvanized stock tanks, buckets, tubs, etc. at this farm auction.  David went to check on the second ring while I stayed close to the Mason jars and sent a text telling me that he'd found the mother load of galvanized stuff.  He was right!  We brought home the two stock tanks to add to our raised bed garden for next year, as well as the two milk cans that David wanted.  And a wash tub on a stand, which I have been wanting for quite a while!  We also brought home a couple of Corning Ware dishes for Mom!  We felt like we were pretty successful at this auction.  Maybe a little TOO successful!
This was inside the barn.  My photography teacher in college told us that she'd seen enough pictures of barns, kittens, and babies to last her a lifetime and that we should find something else to photograph, but I just can't help a barn picture every now and then.

After we got home, we went to dinner with friends.  After we parked and were walking toward the restaurant, a woman parked next to us commented on the stock tanks that were still in the back of the truck and asked if we wanted to sell them.  In retrospect, I think I shouldn't have been so quick to say no.  We might have turned a profit on our auction day!  Oh well...I am already planning next year's bigger better garden.


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the new
additions to my Corningware

Anonymous said...

I read your Garden blog also. Next year try zucchini. I have lots of different recipes for zucchini; however, our plants haven't produced very many this year. We are trying Okra this year (a kind that isn't slimy) - but no okra yet. Leila