I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. ~Wendell Berry
Monday, March 5, 2012
We went to the bi-annual bird and animal auction yesterday.
We look forward to this like some folks look forward to a vacation.
We have bought and sold here for 4 years now.
Many times you will find us buying in the spring and selling in the fall.
There's a little bit of everything at this sale.
They start with the hoof stock which is a blast to watch.
Had we been there 15 min earlier, I am sure I would have
bid whatever it took
for a little black and white spotted bottle-lamb.
Blame it on me
for making Rylee clean up her mess in the bathroom
before we could leave the house.
If we lived at the farm full time,
I'm sure I would have bid on a young pot-bellied pigs also.
They were going for under $20 each.
(this is the mamma)
I wish he was pointing at me
for bidding on this,
but I just sat on my hands.
I love Sebastapol geese.
I may have bid on them,
but instead (and it happens every year)
the girls drug me to the bird and pocket-pet building.
I get stuck there every year with one pleading child
on each side of me.
I even got them a number this year so they
could do their own bidding.
But they said they were "scared to".
We have hauled home birds, ferrets, hedgehogs, hamsters
and a variety of cages from this building.
We have eventually brought the same back
be it 6 months or two years later.
This year we got something we have never had before.