Saturday, July 25, 2015
Sunday Reading - Farm Auctions for Sustainability and Moving the Baler
Sorry for the lack of pictures on this post but time just literally got away from me today and I am going to be out of ouch most of the day tomorrow as well.
Saturday was another farm auction in the area and my Dad, brother and I went and got a little out of control with the bidding. Luckily we ended up buying another trailer at the sale so we were able to load up all our loot (which included a Troy-bilt Pony rear tine tiller, several brush cutting hand tools, a mountain bike I bought for a dollar, a really huge old cylinder jack used to lift up hay wagons when loaded and some other misc. stuff) and get it home.
Now that my barn/implement lot is full to the brim I have some notion to start re-selling some of this stuff just for giggles. We have been getting so many good deals lately seems like a way to continue funding our fun at this point.
However I must admit these farm auctions have been a sustainer heaven for me. Waking in and finding turn of the century old hand tools for a dollar or two is wonderful. We have even managed to pick up an implement or two in the process although I have noticed most of the actual farming implements go for way more than you can find them for sale in other places. Still since there ain't much by way of flea markets or swamp meets around these here parts the auctions seem to be filling the void.
Today I got beat out on a Lincoln 220 volt mig welder I wanted bad. I stopped bidding at $200.00 though, and about 50 4x12' sheets of roofing metal I wanted for my equipment shed rebuild. Like the last auction were I let the stock trailer go at $300.00 I will probably be kicking myself about it for months.
So it was dark by the time I got all the loot unloaded and I will be heading out again at 4:30 in the morning to make the 60 some odd mile trip to get the baler. It's all ready to go. I went out this evening and put the magnetic trailer lights on it and made sure the tires held air and all was well fro travel. I figure it will take me about an hour and a half to get it home tomorrow morning and then I will spend the rest of the day doing tractor and implement maintenance in hopes of getting the hay cut Monday.
Gonna be a long day tomorrow but I will post an update when I am finished and get some pictures taken then.
Wish me luck for an uneventful baler towing experience.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!