Sunday, May 16, 2010

Spring Plant Auction

Every May one of the local fire companies has an auction to raise money. There are some donated household items, garden equipment, swing sets, local made Amish quilts, tools, and many kinds of plants, scrubs, trees, and bedding plants. This auction is close to Shady Maple Smorgasbord—for any of you who have been to Hershey TT may have been there. We always try to attend to buy hanging baskets and other plants. It can get pretty full because there are some good prices—depending on who you are biding against. I also enjoy going to watch all the Amish and Mennonite people who come to buy. The little children are so cute in their flowered dresses and the little boys with their black hats and trousers. Most of them do not wear shoes but now you see more and more with flip flops or crocks!


Lots come by horse and buggy.0515001403

Many come by bike with boxes attached to carry items home.0515000829 0515000829a

There was wagons and wagons of flowers. I was able to get 6 hanging baskets at a pretty good price of $9 a piece. Nice large baskets too. Now I just have to keep them alive!

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