First thing I discovered was that I didn't have enough table space for all the junk... errr, I mean stuff... that I took with me. But that's OK because we made it work. Thank goodness I didn't bring everything that I had in stock because then I would have REALLY been screwed on space.
But, I sold some stuff. Actually, I sold a lot of stuff so I was completely happy with the results. In a perfect world, you sell it all but that NEVER happens because none of us live in a perfect world. But I did run completely out of men's razors, Xtra laundry detergent and Ivory soap so there are going to be a lot of clean shaven, nice smelling people running around Putnam County for the next few weeks.
Mom and I were able to walk around for a while on Saturday, checking out what the other vendors have to offer. I must report that you can buy almost anything there. It's HUGE and people are selling everything from furniture, household items, vegetables & plants to animals. I saw the cutest goats and it renewed my love that I have in my heart for fainting goats. I want one and before I'm 90, I'll have my Pickles.
The chickens made me hungry (I contemplated buying one for dinner) even though I'm practically allergic and have a 50/50 chance of getting sick if I eat one. The ducks and piglets were adorable. There were Guinea hens and even a pair of Peacocks for sale. Kittens, puppies... but no fish that I saw anywhere. I did buy a couple of cucumbers and ate them with my pocket knife while we were walking around. I have to say when it's 90+ degrees outside you can't go wrong with cucumbers or watermelon, ever.
All in all I had a blast and am excited about the next one. With a better layout now that I have MY first Croy Creek experience under my belt (yeah, I wear belts because NO one sees my buttcrack except for Sweets!). The booth will rock and the ultimate goal is to do double what was sold this past weekend.
Getting home was an exercise in self discipline and let me explain what I mean. Remember when you were 5 and it's Christmas Eve? Santa is coming and you are SO excited that it's hard to fall asleep from the anticipation. You snooze for a bit but it's not a good, hard sleep. Christmas Day has all of the activities and you get to play with your new toys. So Christmas night you pass out from exhaustion and wake up the next day still tired and kinda grouchy from the lack of good sleep the couple days before. Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. When it's over and you are able to slow down a little bit your body kicks into "I'm so freakin' tired that I'm not going to work anymore" mode. I have to listen to the most irritating thing I can find on the radio so plain and pure irritation keeps me wide awake for the trip home.
Trial run to try out the new plan this Saturday at Bargersville. If it doesn't rain which the weather report is currently saying it's going to. Booo! Watson ain't visiting the sanctuary quite yet unfortunately. There's just too much to do and not enough time in the day to do it in.
So, I'm off to take Ebay out of vacation mode so people can buy stuff. Straighten up the boxes that I brought back because it didn't sell and maybe... just maybe do some cleaning and writing. Or I could just go back to bed and sleep for a few more hours. I think it's coin flipping time and I'll just leave it up to fate.
Here are a few more pictures from this weekend:
Random picture of a couple of the posters that I'm selling.
The butterfly that was hanging out with us for a while.
GOATS! Too cute!
Lots of shoppers= happiness. :)
(Can you see it?)
Everyone is extremely nice and we all had a great time!
How was your weekend?