Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sale Day

Well, here it is again, that most nerve wracking time of the year, sale day.

Here's where we find out how much or little our efforts are going to be worth, and unfortunately, they're going to be worth less than last year.

That only makes sense though, seeing how petroleum products have only gone down in price... and metal, and wood, and inflation of all kinds. Yup, nothing but roses and clover for us this year... *sigh*

At any rate, if you've never seen an actual cattle sale before, hop on over to RFDTV for the rest of the week and you can watch one. As far as sales go, it's a pretty good one. I think they're selling around 300,000 this week or so, but I could be wrong. The best part is you can watch it from the comfort of your easy chair, and not even have to drive to a formerly smoke filled sale barn where the pleasant aroma of wood chips and cow manure stays with you for a few hours.

Of course you'll miss out on one of the best parts of the sale yard experience, the occasional rank cow that sends everyone in the ring diving behind the barricades, but some sacrifices you'll just have to make for convenience. Enjoy!


Blogger trinamick said...

Thursday is sale day here too at our little sale barn. Everyone and their brother comes to town for it. There's an old guy in the nursing home that worked at the sale barn for years. Every Thursday, one of his buddies goes and gets him and they head off to watch the cows beller. What a life.

7/13/2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Wow, that's cool. I thought you were joking about all this cow business. Is there really a channel for it? I'd rather go to a cattle sale than a Macy's sale, that's for sure!

7/13/2006 12:43 PM  
Blogger fermicat said...

Where is Smell-o-vision when you need it?

7/13/2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger LL said...

The local sale is Thursday here too, but this is a video auction and they have one every 2 weeks or so. BTW, that's probably the only thing that old guy looks forward to all week, and if you took it away, he'd die within the week.

Beth, there really is a channel for it. It's called RFDTV (DishNetwork channel 9409) and this whole week has been the sale. It's on right now actually, if you really want to see it.

fermi, I'm missing that smell-o-vision too...

7/13/2006 3:01 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

"Where is Smell-o-vision when you need it?"

You know, two smells my kids can't believe I like are low tide and cow manure in the fields. If they bottled 'em, I'd buy 'em.

7/16/2006 6:59 PM  
Blogger fermicat said...


My old dog used to like to roll in cow manure so I guess he liked the aroma as well. Me... not so much.

7/16/2006 8:28 PM  

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