C.S.Farmer took me to an auction this week. Nobody bid on me, so he had to bring me home! ;)
After getting our bidder numbers, he went to the fields and I went to the tent with the "women folk". There were so many small children of the Amish there. Many women had babes in arms. I would have loved to photograph some of the sweet toddlers in their Amish dress, but I know that is considered very disrespectful to photograph Amish. Besides, I'd freak if someone took pictures of my kids. My inner guard dog would come out. Not a pretty visual!
There was plenty of machinery for sale. The horse was not for sale.
There were buggies for sale, and tons of building supplies, hardware items, and farm supplies.
An antique butter churn that got a $95 bid.
I wish I'd seen what it went for.
The guy on the right with the straw hat was one of the auctioneers.
There were some under the tent and some in the distant field too.
There was another tent behind where I was taking this photo. It had
seating for the ladies. Plants, furniture, antiques, kitchen items, and lots
of miscellaneous things were auctioned there.
I really like this shot of the "parking lot". There were two boats for auction. I was dearly hoping to see one
being towed by a buggy. Doesn't the visual picture of that make you laugh?
All of this and do you know what the best thing was for the day? Rain! Everyone was so happy to see some moisture that they just got wet and carried on as usual. Most of the people there were farmers and they know how dry it's been and how bad that can be this early in the growing season.
I'm thankful for rain!
AND CARRY ON.
AND CARRY ON.