A Birthday Party ~ A Goat ~ A Flock Of Geese

Saturday, March 21

You may have noticed¬†that I didn’t mention Cerwin during my mud sale posts…

1 (1)…that’s because he was at a 75th birthday party for our friend Gene.

1 (2)His and Cookie’s son Mark – in black.

1 (3)Their other son Matthew – center – wearing brown.

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1 (5)It sounds like the guys had a great time.

2After lunch we went to visit Cerwin’s mother and met these Amish girls walking home from the mud sale. You can tell they were there by their boots.

2a (1)Shortly after getting to Mother’s room, Roy and Deb stopped in. Since they had their little goat “Moxie” in the car, we asked a nurse if they could bring her in.

2a (3)The nurse said, “Positively!”

Some of these pictures are from Cerwin’s cell phone, others are from Deb’s camera.

2a (2)Mother enjoyed watching her chew on paper.

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2a (4)Cerwin’s sister Velda and her husband Mel were also there during our visit.

2bNotice Moxie wears a pamper. She would make quite a mess if she didn’t wear that, as it seem she is always eliminating something. ūüôā

3 (1)This is the time of year we see and hear many flocks of Canada geese flying overhead – especially in the evenings.

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3 (9)It was a busy full day from beginning to end.

Penryn Mud Sale ~ Part 3 of 3

Saturday, March 21

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3 (2)It was full in the quilt tent, making it difficult to get good pictures – but I got a few.

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3 (7)The ones up for auction were put on an Amish clothesline – a very creative way to display them.

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3 (8)Pretty quilts waiting to be sold.

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3 (10)This is why I got lunch early Рthere were long lines by late morning.

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3 (12)Pretty boots

3 (13)A good place to visit – out of the mud.

3 (14)A successful purchase.

3 (15)For sale

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3 (21)Some of the children didn’t even try to avoid the muddiest areas. ūüôā

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3 (25)On the way to my car, I noticed the robins were incredibly happy with the wet ground.

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3 (27)My boots

3 (28)My purchases Рa cute gourd and filled donuts (one for each of us).

4 (2)I somehow missed our granddaughter’s (Gloria) mini mule, but am glad that Roy and Deb were there when he¬†was sold.

These are Deb’s pictures.

4 (3)The note says: My name is Joey. I’m 29 inches tall at the withers. I am a mini mule, and I’m¬†1¬†year old. My mom is a miniature horse and she is 33 1/2 inches tall at the withers. My dad is a donkey.

4 (1)Gloria (in teal) and her good friend Ashlea watched as he was sold. We were so happy for her that it brought a price way beyond what she expected.


So this closes another mud sale.

Penryn Mud Sale ~ Part 2 of 3

Saturday, March 21

2 (1)Love her boots.

I was there only fifteen minutes when I met our Canadian friends.

2 (2)I was so pleased to see Merle & Rita (left), because we were unable to attend the ministry banquet the night before. He is CEO of Living Hope Native Ministry, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada.

They were with our good friends Orpha and Gary (right).

2 (3)After a short visit, I moved on to look for more photo ops so our daughter Deb has some good choices for the Mud Sale Magazine.

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2 (8)Furniture tent auction

2 (9)Homemade ice cream

2 (10)I noticed these young ladies making smoothies as I waited in line for a cup of chicken corn soup.

2 (11)This was my view in the craft tent where my sister had a front row seat reserved for me.

2 (13) I listened to the auction, relaxed for awhile, and enjoyed my chicken corn soup.

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2 (14)Oh, look who just joined us!

2 (15)Our great-grandson, Anthony, and his mama Abby.

2 (17)I walked around the tent and looked at crafts that would be coming up for sale.

2 (16)This little guy made me smile – I think I will bid on him.

I got him for $10.00.

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2 (19)Bird feeders

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2 (21)This was my favorite moment of the mud sale – when a young Amish girl picked up a plaque and showed it to her dad. I waited for his expression before snapping the picture.

2 (22)This is why he was smiling.

2 (23)By the time I left the craft tent, the mud had gotten even worse, as the temperature had risen and the snow was melting.

2 (24)Lots of young boys earn tips by hauling purchases for successful bidders.

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2 (27)I will post Part 3 tomorrow evening.

Penryn Mud Sale ~ Part 1 of 3

Saturday, March 21

1 (1)This is the largest yearly event in our nearby, very small village.

1 (2)It brings in lots of people –¬†many Amish – as funds raised are for the fire company and a local Amish school.

1 (3)As you can see, it snowed the night before the sale…

1 (6)…and the morning sun was hazy from the cloudy sky.

1 (4)There are lots of steel wheel items – as Amish are not allowed to use rubber tires.

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1 (5)The first people I met were Ashela (our great-niece) and our granddaughter Gloria.

1 (8)Lots of interesting equipment lined the field behind the fire hall.

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1 (11)Need any hay?

1 (12)There were lots of people there, and many auctions had begun when I got there at 8:30 AM.

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1 (14)Getting a swing ride on a swing set that was for sale.

1 (15)This pussy willow tree was the only outside thing that tempted me, but I didn’t feel like waiting in the cold. We had a pussy willow tree at the farm when I was a girl.

1 (16)Wagon wheels for sale

1 (17)A yard chicken.

1 (18)As¬†snow melted, it became a “real” mud sale.

1 (19)Checking out items.

1 (20)Wagon auctions.

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1 (25)Someone made a successful purchase.

1 (26)Mother and daughter boots.

Local people will recognize them in the previous picture – on the right. I think they were just arriving, because Kim’s boots are still clean.


Part 2 tomorrow evening.