Straw Hats and black pants.

March 15th, 2010

More photos from the auction. Just can’t seem to be able to get enough of that mud. (more…)

Quilts at the auction.

March 14th, 2010

The two Sadies (Sylvan’s wife and mother) and I went to the preview Friday night to check out the quilts and then we all went out to dinner at The Bird and Hand. (more…)

Amish straw hat at the auction.

March 14th, 2010

I love the contrast of the straw hats, black coats.


Gordonville Horse Auction

March 14th, 2010

I wanted to buy these guys. Blonde mules, teamed and ready to plow, they came all the way from”iya”. (more…)

Just a little Mud!

March 14th, 2010

The Gordonville Auction was the biggest “mud sale” you have ever seen. (more…)

Gordonville Auction

March 8th, 2010

Yup, it it that time of year again. Time for the Gordonville Auction. It will be held this Saturday March 13, 2010. (more…)


March 17th, 2009


This straw hat is probably the most distinquishing feature of Amish males. (more…)

It’s All In The Eyes.

March 17th, 2009

           This Belgian Draft horse had the softest eyes.

     And the sweetest face.

And yes, he had huge feet.  His hooves were the size of dinner plates.  I was thinking that maybe Sylvan wouldn’t mind too much if I bought him and had him delivered to his farm for safe keeping. And then Islapped myself in the head and said ” Yo, faux farm girl – the Faux part means – no animals!.” And so I did not bid on the giant Belgian Draft horse. Sometimes, I surprise myself and make good choices!


And here are some of the other horses I did not bid on.

Faux Farm Girl,


The Auction was Fabulous

March 16th, 2009

      First of all, the weather was perfect. I have been to this auction in the snow and rain and mud and this year was by far the best. Warm and sunny always trumps cold and muddy. No “mud” for sale at this mud auction. (more…)

Just a Reminder

March 8th, 2009

I am so excited about this auction. I wait a whole year and so you will just have to excuse my excitement. Now I am not so excited that I am going to apply to be the kitchen help. I am excited because I love to see all the quilts being auctioned and I lovethe general farmy, Amish atmosphere.  Now there have been other mud auctions going on through out the area this spring.  Yesterday was the Bart Fire Company and last Saturday was Strasburg. But everyone knows that the best one is Gordonville and so that is the only one I have ever gone to. My dear friends Kathy and Abel are coming down from my home town just to go to the sale. I hope they know what they are getting into. We are going to pick up Sylvan Jr. and Raymond early Saturday morning and take them over to the sale. They are going to be wagon boys. That means they bring their little red wagon and help people take things to their cars. They are doing it to earn money to get a new harness for their pony.


I promise I won’t write anymore about the upcoming Auction until I show you what I bought – then you’ll say – Ahh I wish I had gone – how come I didn’t know about it.

Faux Farm Girl