Last Friday Chucks and I headed toward Johnston, South Carolina, for an estate sale at the home place of Derrick Farms.
Yes, we loaded the back of the truck with crusty, primitive, farm goodies.
An old rusty bird cage.
Complete with a plastic parakeet bird toy.
A picnic basket with a Clemson tiger paw which will definitely be painted as we are Carolina Gamecocks.
The picnic set still inside.
Wooden orchard ladders.
Made to fit up into the peach trees.
I may keep one of these.
Under a Christmas tree box I spied a bit of canvas which turned out to be a canvas picking bag.
I asked if there were more.
A Derrick Farms employee said he would be glad to get some for me.
He drove off in his truck and was back in five minutes with a stack of them.
So I chose three bushel-size ones.
Quickly a crowd was attracted to the pile.
I grabbed another one making it an even four.
I cannot imagine picking peaches on a ladder with these bushel bags filled with peaches.
I went to get peach crates.
There were over 200 for sale.
I chose three as they were a bit expensive.
I had to find ones gnawed by rats.
It wasn't hard - I think they all had been gnawed.
The ones I chose are stamped with the name and town along with Smalley Package Company, Berryville, VA.
They are dated 1963.
I was called back to the truck to see if I was interested in the half bushel size of the picking bags.
What a silly question!
Found three to my liking.
A close-up of their tattered and torn beauty.
All the bags will go in a wash tub to soak and then rinsed.
Tiny berry baskets.
My pile kept growing.
See all those farm buildings behind the pile?
No one was allowed to go into any of the buildings.
The employees brought trailers of stuff into the yard behind the house.
The house was filled with sets of china, silver, and crystal.
I was happy with my haul.
Thanks to Derrick Farm employees Buck and Jack who kept my pile safe and loaded it all in the truck.
They could not believe I paid money for the peach picking bags.
The bags probably would have been thrown away.
One man's trash ...
Well, you know!
A few of these items will be at Magnolia Ridge.
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