Friday, April 27, 2012

Barn Sale!!!!

We're up and out very early this morning.  Traveling down country roads in the midwest is one of the more peaceful things you can do, especially when the air is cool and crisp and the sun is just coming up.

And there's the sign we are looking for. This is one of the two reasons for our trip this time.  The best barn sale in Missouri!!!

You know the barn is near when you see the horses!!!  They must have had to give up their sleeping quarters for the day!

And this is the farmhouse in front of the barn . . . . . .really nice, more pictures later!

Wow!  Looks like there is going to be lots from which to choose.  We may be sorry we didn't get a bigger truck!

It didn't take us long to start a pile!  They know us pretty well here so we get a spot way out on the driveway with lots of room to start stacking our finds!!!  I get the fun job of shopping.  Joe gets the job of hauling my finds to the pile!  Although, he does manage to grab a few things himself that I have managed to overlook in my frantic racing around.

The piles are getting bigger.  I love this picture . . . . .that's a John Deere tractor in the background.  Ron, the owner of this beautiful farm was working on it almost the entire time we were loading.  I guess farm equipment breaks down too!

This is the last of what we picked up here.  I know you might think you love something from these pictures,  but you don't know the prices yet ( and neither do we) and you really need to look things over in person so . . . . .please don't ask us to hold things for you this time.  You know we always want to be fair to everyone and these wonderful things will be in the store on Friday, May 11th for whoever wants them!

While Joe was finishing the loading, I of course had to visit the local wildlife.  You know me and farm animals . . . . . .next to puppies, they are my favorite!

And now for a little tour . . . . . .Ron and Jane, who own this beautiful property and who sponsor this wonderful sale along with many other fabulous people, were so nice to invite us for lunch.  We asked if we could take a few pictures of their garden.

It is so beautiful in person, the pictures do not really do it justice.  There is a pretty little waterfall and except for the birds singing, it is so wonderfully quiet!!

And here is Jane's mom, Mary, the marvelous cook for this event.  She makes a fabulous blueberry jello dessert that is to die for!  And on top of all that she is the sweetest midwest farm mom we know!!!

And as much as we would have liked to stay here and visit all day long, we had to say goodbye to these wonderful people and make hay while the sun shines (I just had to use that expression here!)

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