Shortage of firewood this year.

quads Posted By quads, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:21 AM

  1. quads

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    I've been so busy getting the farm ready for auctions this year that I haven't had time to cut wood. I am going to have to turn some customers away this coming season. But the end is near! The auction days are Friday and Saturday of this week. Still quite a few things to finish up in the next couple of days, and the auctions are going to be huge with lots of people from all over the country including online bidding, but I can't wait to get it over. Then we have one more auction in August at another farm, much smaller though, and that will be the last of it. If I never see another old car the rest of my life, it will still be too soon. HAHA!

    Here are a few pics I snapped this morning:
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  2. Adios Pantalones

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    amazing stuff
     
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  3. PapaDave

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    Holy old cars, Batman.
    No wonder you haven't cut wood. I've seen used car lots with fewer vehicles.
    Another month or so, and done, eh? Will you be able to take pics of the auction and all the people? This could be another "Woodstock" for cars.:cool:
     
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    Looks like you have the perfect setting for the next Steven King movie;)
     
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    The way you swing the maul Quads, you'll make up ground real easy.

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    Looks like cash money to me...Good luck with the auction!
     
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    If I lived in the USA, I'd be down there buying stuff. I love old cars and machinery, particularly old tractors.......

    Just been reading the catalogue, amazing stuff you have there.......:)
     
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    Wow.... Thats an amazing collection.. Simply amazing.
     
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    Mind-boggling. If it was feasible for me to scoot over to Wisconsin, I'd be there...even if just to watch it go down. I can easily imagine that there are car collectors/restorers/hot rodders from everywhere headed to that farm this weekend. Looking forward to some pics of the auction. Thanks for the update. Rick
     
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  10. quads

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    I'm sure I will be busier than heck, but I'll try to snap a few pics of the auctions. Rumor has it the the American Pickers will be there too.
     
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  12. Backwoods Savage

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    quads, I've been wondering about you. I see you are on the forum occasionally so figured you were just too busy. I'll be happy for you when this is over with so you can get back to a somewhat reasonable schedule....and back to cutting firewood.
     
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  14. quads

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    I can't wait either Dennis! I'm much more comfortable in the woods where there are less people. HA!
     
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    Better than mine then. It was also my first "total". Another kid T-boned me in an intersection in his shiny 1955 Chevy during lunch time. Spun me and me and the car ended up in somebody's front yard. At the exact moment they were having a ceremony at the high school raising a flag celebrating no high school kid car wrecks. Flag came down. Principal was not happy. We won't even talk about Dad...
     
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    It's gonna be like the Woodstock of auctions......."I'm heading down to Tom Morgan's farm gonna buy me an old hot rod"
     
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    Quads...You shouldn't need to sell wood anymore, Looks like you gonna be rich!::-)
     
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  18. quads

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    Don't say that, I love selling firewood! HA! I'll be far from rich though, the estate is divided between 27 heirs, almost all of which get a bigger share than I do.
     
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    In my eyes you will be thought of as my rich internet friend with the cool cars!;)
     
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    Day one is over! And boy am I tired. We had 1000 people there. All the tractors, farm machinery, antiques, household items, antiques, etc. are gone. Tomorrow is another long day, maybe even longer, we sell the cars. Sunday......I go fishing!
     
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    Good luck quads. After all this, you deserve a few rest days.
     
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    Estate auctions continually amaze me, especially involving farm machinery, firearms, or cars. It seems to me like people feel they travel way too far to go home with nothing, so they spend way too much for something. Rarely do I see anything go cheap.

    Enjoy your fishing on Sunday. You got wood to cut on Monday.
     
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    I am going to take a stab at the 69 Mach 1 sale price: 23k.
     
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    IT'S OVER! IT'S OVER! And I am tired! For those of you that are curious, we actually had 1400 people at the farm auction yesterday and twice that many at the car auction today. In general, everything both days sold for way more than I expected it would. The Mach 1 went for $11,250. The 7 Litre went for $12,250. Malibu $9100. Model T $7000. All of the old rusty cars and trucks went for good money too. You can see for yourself what they sold for at: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=54871
     

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    Congratulations quads. Now that it is over, go fishing.
     
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