Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Adventure at the Auction

Last week, Lad and I went to a farm auction in Holmes County, Ohio. The Miller Farm
was selling dairy cattle, equipment and feed. We were in the market for corn silage so
decided to attend the auction.
Sign advertising the auction
The Miller Farm
The equipment for sale
There was a big crowd at the auction – I estimate about 450 people. . . .

There were plenty of people bidding on the equipment
After the equipment and feed sold, 135 cows were sold
Lad examines the corn silage for sale. . . .
Lad checks out the corn silage
Lad by the silo filled with silage
We purchased some corn silage. Lad will travel to this farm two or three times each week to pick up a load of silage. Then he'll bring it back to our farm to feed our cows.

Me at the Miller Farm
Traveling back home, we passed some interesting sights. . . .
A Mail Pouch Tobacco barn on Route 62 outside of Danville, OH
These Mail Pouch advertisements were painted on thousands of barns in the Midwest and East Coast in the early to mid 1900’s.

Traveling along Route 62 near Danville, we came across Ohio’s longest covered bridge. . . .


Me at the covered bridge

When driving through Millersburg, Ohio, we passed the historic Holmes County Courthouse, built between 1884-1886. . . .

 We also passed one of Ohio’s Bicentennial barns. To celebrate Ohio's 200th anniversary as a state, one barn in each of Ohio's 88 counties was painted with the bicentennial logo. The project began in 1997 and was complete in September 2002. . . .
This is the Bicentennial barn in Holmes County, Ohio
Lad and I enjoyed our day at the auction and savored the beauty of rural Ohio on a sunny winter day.

5 comments:

  1. Just found your blog and think it's excellent. Good to see that despite the distance, your farmers' auctions look pretty similar to ours ie lots of men standing around with their hands in their pockets. It's good to get a peek into your farming life. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Anne. I'm glad you found my blog! Farm auctions are fun to attend especially on a sunny day. It's neat to see what equipment and cattle are selling for. You're right, there are probably many who attend just to check it out and only a few serious buyers.

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  2. It is so much fun just watching people, and visiting neighbors at auctions. Looks like you have nice weather. We have lots of snow here in Minnesota.
    Lynn

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    1. Thanks for the comment Lynn. We've had a mild winter so far, but I think that's going to change soon. The weather reports are predicting snow tomorrow. Just in time for Christmas!

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  3. thanks for sharing.

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