Sunday, July 26, 2009

People watching!

On Saturday there was an auction of one of my husbands friends of many years. Steve has bought most of his farm equipment from this man, and had always gotten a good deal. Harold has passed away and his collection of his many years of a salesbarn business was auctioned off to the highest bidder. I love auctions, and usually come away with something that will work for me in my garden or just because I think I really need it!!!!! But the best thing about going to auctions is the "people watching". You see old friends and neighbors that you haven't visited with for ages, and you meet new people, and watch to see what items others are interested in. I try to figure out who I am bidding against, because if it someone I know, I'll drop out of bidding for that item.

At this sale there were quiet a few of our neighboring towns Amish folks, as there were alot of horse related items. Harnesses, horse drawn farm equipment, and odds and ends of broken down equipment that when you work with your hands, can be brought back to life and good working condition. Alot of those items auctioned off at a very resonable dollar amount.

Of course I had my eye on the coal bucket so that I can plant flowers in it next summer. I got it for $10.00. Then there was an old steel wheel barrow with a steel front wheel and wooden handles. I got that for $20.00. For it to have gone so cheap, the wood probably isn't very good, which I knew, but don't care, as I'm going to plant flowers in this too! There were several other wheel barrows that when for alot more money! Then there were 19 old wagon wheels and all were in pretty good shape. I did not get any, but my girlfriend Lori bought 2. I thought they'd sell over the $200.00 range, but they didn't. The first bigger ones were $180.00 and less, and then the 13 other smaller wheels sold in the $80.00 - $100.00 range. I have seen these sell for over $300.00 at other auctions, but then there were only 2 to 4 at those sales. Maybe the fact that there were so many here kept the price down. Pictured below is our friend Randy - he bought his wife a large wood barrel that he is going to cut in half for her to plant flowers in them. He is such a goof ball! You can see the little wheel barrow was too small for that job!

We of course ate lunch from the lunch wagon. BBQ, hot dogs, pork sandwiches, chips, pop or water or coffee, and chips. The food wagon was busy all day.


Far Side of Fifty said...

Love that last photo..way cute! Glad you had a great time..sounds like you got some treasures!! :)

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I'm back! Interesting blog -- that Randy is too crazy!