Thursday, April 25, 2013

Full Pink Moon

Tonite, April 25, 2013 will be the night of the Full Pink Moon.

Named the Pink Moon because it heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox-one of the first spring flowers.

Others names are Full Sprouting Grass Moon (yep that would be my yard), Full Egg Moon, Full Fish Moon.

I wonder if it is called Full Egg Moon because chickens start laying more? Thoughts on this chicken gals?

And maybe it was called Full Fish Moon because fish become active? Our pond is getting active. We are starting to see more fish swimming and yesterday a fish jumped out to catch a bug. Never get to see them but we do hear them do this.

Just might be something to these other names.....

Have a great night, go out and check that moon out, I know I will.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

More photo's of our Booth

Here are some additional photo's of our booth. I should add that some of the items in these photo's sold two days after I shot these. Now that is what we call a quick turn around. BIG SMILE.

The pile of wood items (really shutters and some type of wood hangers) were a few of the items that sold. We really have very good luck with any type of shutters that we sell. Hey maybe I am selling them too cheap, lol.

The blue and white bowl in the lower right corner is another item that sold. It is from Bavaria/Germany, good shape, no chips.
As you can see, still plenty of items, but this week I will be taking more in and moving things around. A day in the life of a antiques dealer who has lots of stuff, lol.
Have a great day!! Off to work at our Tuesday Auction and maybe find another treasure of two. Oh wait, didn't I just say we have too much stuff!!! Ha Ha

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Our Booth

From time to time I have spoken about our booth at Weil Antique Center and I thought it was about time I give you gals a look at what we have to offer. Our booth is a 9 x 10, I believe.

This is a picture of the back wall. The wire basket/shelf things are not old, but I got them at a good price and sometimes I can move things like that.

Who doesn't love chicken crates. It's been awhile seen we have been able to pick any up, but we got this one at our Tuesday Auction that Les and I work at.

Les and I both love signs, very surprised that this has not moved on yet. Also, in this picture is tobacco tins, buttons in mason jars, band boxes (not old) and a serving set of blue willow on the wall table.
So, there you have it. I have more but I don't want to bore everyone with photo's and this way I have more for another post.

While not all our merchandise is antique, it is what is selling in our region currently. And one must go with the flow or go broke :-).

Have a wonderful rest of the day and a good evening. Is is beautiful out here in Williams Township, PA.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Life with a Pond

Life with a one acre pond can be fun (if you have a row boat).

Life with a one acre pond can be sad (like when a snapping turtle bites your ducks foot).

Life with a one acre pond can be hard work. A couple of times during the year, especially at the beginning of Spring we need to clean the outlet of all the Winter debris and get the water moving again. If we don't do this we have a very soggy yard and with Spring rains we don't want the yard to be flooded. Cleaning the outlet means you put on your old clothes, your Wellies grab your rake and saw. The saw is to cut all of the Willow roots that clog the outlet. Willow roots are the toughest thing I have ever seen. It gets so matted that it looks like carpet, brown soggy carpet that is. But we got the water moving and we will check on it tomorrow to see how we did.

But, life with a one acre pond can you smile. Today while we were out we got to see where Mrs. Canada Goose is nesting. Guess where? Yes you got very close to the outlet. She will need to keep a eye on those goslings once they are hatched or off they will go. We also had a visitor today. A male Common Goldeneye (picture is below). What a swimmer and diver he is, fun to watch. And of course the day would not be complete without a pair of mallards to join in on the fun. Mr. Goose is not fond of all the visitors and let everyone know it. Oh the honking!!!

Life with a one acre pond......Interesting.