I was so excited this morning, Bulldog Man and I were going to a very large estate sale at the local fair grounds. There was supposed to be a Loom, spinning wheel, butter churns, old-fashioned ice cream makers, dishes, antique furniture, linens, materials, frames, camping items, chests, jewelry, Asian rugs, and an old doctor’s carriage. There were two estates selling items today, one from a California home, and another from an Oklahoma home. We drove up, looked at large items displayed outside of the building, and looked through the windows to see what was on display inside while waiting for the doors to open.
When the doors opened, Bulldog Man and I walked in and went to the items of interest, those items we had view through the windows. After a detailed inspection of those lanterns and household items, we both were totally disappointed. The items were broken, and priced way out there, as if the items were brand new. We also looked at the Loom, and I wanted to cry. The Loom’s pieces were broken or missing and the price was $1,250.00. Totally disappointed, we left the estate sale empty handed.
After the estate sale, we continued on into the big city where we hit the indoor farmers’ market, and the Oklahoma City annual library books sale. Bulldog Man and I ended up picking up several books, my favorite, and cookbooks. The prices of the books at the sale were extremely reasonable; $1.00 on hardcover books and 50 cents on paperback. Without exaggeration, there must have been over 100,000 books.
Have you ever seen this magazine?
I’m reading through this magazine now, and may consider a subscription. It’s very interesting, and outlines great articles on survival, and homesteading, it would make for a great reference. Another magazine I love to read and use as a resource:
The seeds I just sowed the beginning of the week have started popping out of the ground. I have broccoli, golden beets and hyssop (herb) growing!!!
I planted the hyssop seed for its beautiful blue/purple flower; this flower attracts both the bee and butterfly. The herb itself is great for congestion. My plan; make essential oil from hyssop (learning process), and then create a chest rub for congestion.
I’ve started cutting off the ends of my celery bunches purchased at the grocery store, and putting the ends in water; to start rooting the ends for planting in my garden when winter decides to leave.
As an experiment, I also cut off the tops to parsnips and placed them in water, after two weeks, I have a little bit of a root and leaves appearing.
Have you started sowing seeds?