Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dinky's Amish Auction

Last night was the most intriguing night I've had in quite a while. Mister's parents took us to an Amish run auction called Dinky's. We stayed for several hours, mostly people watching cause to be honest we didn't even bid on one thing (although Verno, Mister's dad, had quite the time and came home with a giant haul). To see so many Amish gathered together in one place was, to say the least, amazing. I would say there were at least 50 buggies parked about the lot.

And of course, there were many buggies passed on the road...

I did my best to respect that the Amish do not wish to have thier photos taken. Some did make it on film, though to be honest I'm not sure if they are Amish or Mennonite since there is a large population of both in this area...

The auction sold everything from livestock to yard sale items. My personal favorite find of the day

Several Gremlin books complete with immaculate read-a-long records. Unfortunatley to obtain this item, I would've also had to bid on the entire box of Superman comics in which it was mixed.

We had a great time, and plan on making another visit sometime soon - they have the aution every Friday night.

Sorry for the weak ending to this post - it could've been much more interesting, I know. The Amish people are fascinating, and after we left the auction I spent hours on-line reading about them. But I am so tired right now I can barely keep my eyes open. 

Maybe a small video of the auctioneers in the livestock tent will say a little more, until then my dear friends...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Early mornings at the park

Fletch and I practiced some of his new moves.

The weather was beautiful - sunny and crisp in the morning.
And my dog was adorable. :) He's got all his commands down pat. Smart little guy.

Please excuse the blurry pics. Mister and I have aren't up to date on all that fancy cellular technology yet.

'til next time...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The White Squirrels of Olney

When we first came out to Indiana two summers ago, Cousin Ronnie told us all about the infamous white squirrels of the town he lives in, Olney, IL.  He said they were so cherished that the townspeople get together on a yearly basis and conduct a white squirrel count. The count is performed over three saturdays during the month of October, where volunteers actually go around and count the white squirrels, grey squirrels and cats in the area. This of course brings to mind an image of squirrels lining up in the street with little numbers clutched in thier adorable little squirrel hands. Pretty sure that this isn't exactly how it happens - but that's how I'm going to think of it since it tickles me so.

If you read this blog at all, you know how much I adore animals. So Todd packed me into the car last week and drove me out there, I'm guessing in hopes that I'd stop talking about them. Big mistake, cause now I'm really talking about them - and showing pictures.

They. Are. So. Cute.

Here are a bunch of blurry, not-so-great shots of some really exhausted looking 'white scurls' as I like to call them. :)

Seriously, if you're ever in the area they are worth stopping and seeing!

'til next time....

Monday, May 2, 2011

Again with the little geese things!!!

Mister has been very understanding lately. He knows I've fallen in love with the little goslings at Salato, and he's been taking me there daily to feed them. It might be because he keeps saying "no" to me getting a baby bunny... Maybe he thinks if he placates me with the baby geese I'll be distracted enough to forget that I want one. Nice try hunnyThere is a bunny in our future somewhere....

Sooooooo since I don't have an adorable baby bunny, here are some gosling pics for your viewing pleasure....

One particular goose was very taken with Mister and kept following him everywhere. Highly amusing.

Just in case you ever wondered what the inside of a goose mouth looks like. It's actually kinda cute.

They eat right out of your hand which is kind of cool - until you get goose spit all over your fingers! But goose spit aside, the little ones are just heart breakingly adorable.

I'm hoping to get to photograph the little guys as they are growing, getting all the stages along the way.

'til next time...