Thursday, November 24, 2011

An Auction of Pleasant Surprises!

Happiness is like time and space -

we make and measure it ourselves; it is a fancy -

 as big, as little, as you please;

 just a thing of contrasts and comparisons.

                  George Louis Palmella

As I was telling you yesterday we were going to head to an auction down the road. We knew this auction was not going to be an easy one for a young couple, they had tried their hand at Dairy Goat Farming and as we all know in farming, and in life itself, sometimes dreams do not always turn into the realities we hope for.
 This young couple worked hard, they rode out the good, and the bad but then the bad just could not be overcome. They decided they had had enough, a very hard decision I am sure. They sold the farm, and will move to a little village, to give their children a more financially stable life. He seemed very pleased with this new job stability.

 We stood there chatting with this pleasant young man while we watched his dream sold off in bits, and pieces, it was a sad day but a day of new adventures, with more happiness to come. He had come to terms with the beginning of a new chapter in his life. He loved his new job.
 While Brother D, and My Hero stood and watched the auction I wandered around the beautiful farm. I was snapping photos and looking at the fence lines. There was a stone fence over grown and a zig zag fence in the tree line. I could not believe it, I have never seen too many of them but now I see both the same day.
 I continued to explore.

 I walk into this open shed and watch this man tying up the horses that pulled his buggy to the sale. I asked this nice Amish gentleman if it was all right if I took some photos of his horses. He said, “Yes but not any of him.” I found myself fascinated by these horses; they were young and loved the attention I gave them. I took many shots.

OK the little one, not so friendly.

 All in all it was a great day, the gentlemen whose auction this was, was smiling as we left, and I seen things I never expected.
 This just goes to show you why when My Hero asks, “Do you want to go to an auction?” I always say yes.

I would like to wish all my friends, and neighbours to the South a Happy Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful weekend with the ones you love.




  1. I'm so glad the young man was still smiling at the end of the day. What a difficult decision!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well! If you aren't "doing anything", come join us for our Thanksgiving dinner! There will be plenty! :)

  2. Thank you Alica I will be right over. Happy Thanksgiving. B

  3. So nice to hear that while things don't always go the way we would hope, it's the graciousness of accepting an unwanted change and facing the future with a smile that builds character. That fellow should be proud.

    Happy Thursday B...what do you say, should we celebrate Thanksgiving again? I could go for more turkey!


  4. Thank you for the Holiday Greeting! We will be going over to Scott's Moms' for dinner at 1 and I have to leave for work at 3 so there won't be a lot of time for sitting around afterwards but I will be off the rest of the weekend and I am so looking forward to it!

  5. This is filled with so much hope. A wonderful reminder to me. I adore the photos of the horses.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend.

  6. i do hope that young family has a happy future ahead of them. one door closes, another opens... :)

  7. Whenever one door closes another one opens... embracing change with grace is not easy... hoping they find joy in the journey...

  8. I think it is really sad when a dream ends. But as I always say "you can't choose what happens in life, but you can choose how you handle it".

  9. What the young couple learned from the farm they will take with them into the next adventure...nothing is is about growing and moving forth...
    You & Yours are Welcome here anytime for dinner:) not just our Thanksgiving Day...
    ~~Peace & Love & Healing & Blessings~~

  10. Sometimes an end is just a new beginning. I have had the same job for 17 years and if all goes well will have it until Oct. 29, 2029. That doesn't mean I have a bit of envy for people who live 4 or five different lives in one lifetime. I'm too chicken to try new endeavors. I enjoyed the post.

  11. A beautiful horse. The Amish tend to take very good care of their animals, at lest the ones I have seen.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.:)

  13. I love horses but they don't like me. Beautiful animals!

  14. lovely photos! i hope you had wonderful and family around you for Thanksgiving...:)


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