Wednesday, October 29, 2008

auction

Last Wednesday my youngest son and myself went to the farmers auction. He is 32 and remembers when his grandpa used to take him, his brother, and a pack of cousins and friends in his big old van. One time they all came back home with 5 sheep, two goats, six kids, and grandpa! None of the animals were potty trained. The kids had a ball and still bring it up twenty years later.

It is the same auction house, it has been there for 75 years! Starts at 9:00am, on the "hill" . People bring their trash and treasures and unload in rows outside. We picked a good day to go, the weather was iffy and we were bidder #82. We found some real bargains. I bought professional wallpaper table for $3. It is complete with the cutter, brass 8' straight edge, square and hold downs. Nice unit folds into its self neatly. Also bought 4 house jacks for $4 apiece, that is like giving them away! Also bought a painters pick for $3, it is a 13 footer and hardly used, thing costs 200 bucks new! Bid on an old grape squeezer, but someone wanted it more then I did. Jon bought 10 balls for $8, including 2 footballs, soccer balls basketballs, all new.

Along with the auction there is a flea market running. Lots of veggie stands. We bought cabbage for $1 a head, some weighed over 10 pounds! Brown eggs, cauliflower,Brussels sprouts, egg plant, and cheese curds. We did not stick around for the animals.

It was a great day overall and I got to enjoy my son's company.

7 comments:

doggybloggy said...

damn what a great auction, it would have been worth it to drive up from NYC just for the bargains.....when do 'we' go hunting....

Bina said...

I haven't been to an auction in years and I just love them!

And 10 pound cabbage?? Holy cow!!!!!

MarmiteToasty said...

Sounds like my kinda day... why didnt ya sling round and pick me up on the way lol

x

Lulda Casadaga said...

I love auctions, flea markets and the like. There used to be a great one up by my mom's in PA...they closed it a few years back...I bought some great stuff at that place. Lucky you with all that cabbage...I love the coleslaw!

Merelyme said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I have never ever been to an auction before. I bet it is exciting.

Thank you so much for all your comments and support...you are too kind!

Kati said...

Sounds like a great time and some great finds!! Glad y'all had a good time and came home WITHOUT any more 4-legged dependents! *wink*

Gina said...

Oh, that sounds like a dream auction!!