Hey all, Just an update on the big "machinery" auction at kidron that we went to. (We being Mike in Ohio, me, my buddy Pat (good people) and my mom and dad) Pat picked up a three comb honey extractor for 5.00 (hmmm, now I wish I wouldn't have told him I wouldn't bid on it ) amongst many other things. We (me and parents) bought between us, pine t&g paneling, a wire basket chocked full of joist hangers and other various fasteners, a small turkey/pig feeder that you fill with about 25 lbs of feed and turn an agitator to drop more food, a big metal table (don't ask, my Pops just wanted it), 3 gates 10, 8, and 6 foot and... hmmm what else? Oh yeah, a Hay Wagon, that I am just tickled pink to have gotten. I will post pics later of that. Some of the craziness I saw: A 4000 watt craftsman "alternator" that had a pulley that you hook up to an engine... basically a "power head" for a do it yourself generator, that I was bidding on went for 220.00 (way too much for something you aren't SURE works IMO), Apple trees, anywhere from 40 - 60 bucks each, an 8 foot sugar maple for 50.00, a small stainless rolling tray for 45.00 (one that Pat and I bid against each other unknowingly LOL). The thing that confounded me the most was the pig feeders, they had some nice one ton 12 hole feeders in perfect shape... they went for 50 - 75 dollars... but the 200 lb 4 hole feeder went for 180.00 The guy who won it told me he raises pigs for 4-h... LOL, too funny, scale economics in motion I guess. I will leave the big suprise of what Mike bought up to him! Next year, I go in like a commando... I am going to have teams to be at all the separate auctioneers sites... and I am bringing ANTI-Amish spray to scare away all those bidders!