I’m a little late on this post, its busy around here..
Bird Sale #2 for the spring season, it was a little further away, but thanks to GPS, alot closer then any year before but boy was I backroading it to make it happen, and those spring roads are rough in places, the sale started at 9am and I was meeting a friend.
The parking lots was crazy full, in the end it they ended up parking well down both sides of the roads, the sale was busy!, I have been to sales at the building before and this was packed! As in Standing room only, the birds were good qaulity, and the prices were much lower across the board compared to the sale the weekend before.
I was once again grumpy at the lack of birds on my little list, the few that were in fact there that made my list, went above my marked high end price. I ended up coming home with four buys, two full size rabbit grow out cages, that can be used for rabbits, small birds or even as a safe place for a broody hen with young chicks. I got these for about 20 percent in cost compared to buying new, which makes it “the sale” of the day for me.
I also got reminded to pay attention, I thought I was bidding on the second cage, and ended up buying metal feeders, good price, can always use them and they go with the cages but not truly a “needed” item.
Then comes the only living critter that came home with me which is now called Honk, a plain old mixed breed gander born last year, I had hoped to buy his mate, but she flew past my price range and just kept on going higher and higher as two other battlied it out of her.
I can’t say that I was nearly as happy with this sale as I was with the first one, they didn’t seem nearly as clear on what they had for sale in calling it out, they don’t have the big light so you can see what is coming up, I do understand that when it gets that busy, that its harder to give that personal touch, but I enjoyed the first sale more.
I left early before the sale was finished by hours, having said that, nothing was coming that was on my list and as I had lots of work waiting for me at home on the farm, plus to honest, I had reached my limit of the crowds, I can handle being in a crowd but after a while, having peaple pushed in all around me, starts to get to me.. It was a pleasure to arrive home and have that fresh air, space around me, the big blue sky and different feel that comes with my land.