Crawling out of bed at 7:30 for an auction didn't seem like a good thing this morning. But after we arrived there shortly before 8:30, I knew it might be worth our time.
It's always a social thing, time to see old friends. Of course people watching can be fun too, good most of the time.
Today I found this 8 gallon Buckeye crock. The Buckeye pottery company was in business in Ohio from 1882 until 1938. What a steal for $37.50! It will hold plenty of turnip kraut next time. By the way, we canned 23 pints yesterday.
Currently E-Bay lists these Buckeye crocks; a 6 gallon for $99, an 8 gallon for $499 (slightly different from ours) and a 10 gallon for $242. I'm pretty proud of mine!
I also grabbed this 1953 Landwehr Dairy calendar. I have several things from this local dairy. My mother worked there in the late 50's. It's a shame this wasn't a year older, then it would have been the same age as me!
This vintage aluminum dish pan with handles was only one dollar. It will be great to take to the garden to put vegetables in.
I did give up on a Singer Featherweight machine after $225, of course another $10 and the other bidder bought it.
Another great day in the country.
Life is good!