Sunday, March 18, 2012

Red Barn Sale!!!

What a busy weekend! Went by in a flash! I can't belive the weather we have been having! I think it has been getting up into the 80's for about 4 or 5 days now! Crazy I tell ya!
My first order of business yesterday morning, was to head to the annual once a month Red Barn Sale!! It runs once a month from March to October, I do believe. I found this sale last year on their last sale of the year. For all my primitive blogging friends, I tell you what, you would love this sale! And the prices were awesome! I asked the owner for permission to take some photos to post and my blog and she was more then happy to oblige. I'll show you the goodies of what I bought after I show you all the goodies they had for sale!

Oh and have to tell you the photos are not my standard best as I was taking the pics with my iPhone.

And here are the two things that I purchased. The wooden drying rack I got to grow my cucumbers on this year! And the rusty star is way cool! It has a little door in the back that opens so you can put a little candle in there.

So that was my adventure for the early morning. My hubby was telling me that he saw the other day that the eagles were still around here. I didn't think they would be with the temps for the last 4 or 5 days have been in the 80's. The bald eagles come to my area every winter to fish out of the two rivers that we have. So I grabbed some breakfast and headed down to Sunset Marina where hubby saw the eagles. At first I didn't see any and found the only mallard duck pair in the whole place! Here is a shot of the male with his gorgeous emerald head!

Young eagle with his fresh catch! Sorry the eagle pics aren't the best. They were way across the pond.

This pic is when he flew over my head!

When I was sitting there taking the eagle pics, a older gentleman walking his dog asked me if I had been to the marina during the winter taking any pics. I told him no I hadn't. He told me about three weeks ago when it was still cold that one day he counted close to 100 eagles!! He said it was the most he had ever seen in all the years coming to the marina. I am kicking myself now for not going there a month or so ago. Oh well....I will be there next winter!

So after I left the marina I went to the Botanical Gardens to see if I could find some flowers blooming. I found these lovely Daffodils!

And these interesting spring blooming flowers are Siberian Squill. I only have a few spring flowers from the Botanical Center that were outside the gates. I didn't pay to go inside and see the greenhouse area. I'm saving that for another day as I have promised my sister we would go there together. Then I spent the rest of the day doing yard work!

And what did I do today!!!! More yard work! Raking and raking leaves! At least we got it all done.


  1. What a fun place to shop, lots of goodies and great idea to get a drying rack to grow on.


  2. Wow wish I could have been there ~ saw a lot of things I would have loved to buy. What a great idea for the drying rack - I may have to borrow it! Loved the eagle pics, we don't have any by us, lucky you!!

  3. Oh, WOW! Did I see some cool prim stuff I would love at that barn sale. Did you mention where this sale is? I'd love to know what town and state. ~Ann

  4. Hi Ann, the Red Barn Sale is located in Milan, IL. Which is in the N.W part of the state. It's about a a 10 minute drive for me.


  5. The barn sale sounds wonderful! I like the goodies you got too!
    Enjoy your day,

  6. The barn sale sounds wonderful! I like the goodies you got too!
    Enjoy yor day,

  7. This place is awesome! Wish I could have been there myself.

  8. What a gold mine of treasures, my heart went pitter/patter, definitely my kind of place. What a great idea for the drying rack, I just may have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing. Greetings from Dog Trot Farm, Julie.

  9. What a neat barn sale. They had a lot of really cool things. I love the drying rack. I wish I had room for one. I think that Eagles are so beautiful. I am happy you got a couple of photos to show us. The marina sounds like a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature at. -Steph-