On Saturday, we ran some errands and I plotted out a few garage sales to hit that were on our route. Most of the sales weren’t very good. Not much selection and/or over-priced. However, one sale was great. They had their driveway and garage filled with items. Apparently, the woman was selling off items that were part of her aunt’s estate. The garage had plastic totes stacked 5 high filled with vintage books and magazines.
We found six vintage magazines – three Popular Science (09/65, 10/65, 11/65) and three Popular Mechanics (09/67, 03/68, 06/68). We both liked reading about the vintage cars but Rob is more enthused about that. He loves anything car-related. I like the home projects such as how to build a room divider or end table. Some of the Popular Mechanics even have home design plans and great interior pictures which of course are filled with what’s now considered retro or mid-century modern. I love that!!!!
I also found a September 1976 issue of Organic Gardening magazine. There are some neat articles including one just on kale. I am always fascinated by the vintage books that mention solar power. As you can see in the pic, there is an article on a solar greenhouse. Neat! The only book I bought is “Through Thick & Thin – An Adventure in Whole Food Cooking” by Kay Huberty. This copy is from the second printing in February 1983 and is autographed by the author. It has 272 pages. It’s not a strictly vegetarian cookbook but I did see a few recipes that use tofu or tamari. I noticed that many recipes could be veganized pretty easily.
The woman told me “oh, some of those aren’t even books, just give me $1 for everything.” I was thrilled and Rob quickly gave the woman a dollar. Each item worked out to be 12.5¢ a piece. Yeah!!!!
And now that September is here, that means the apple orchards are open! I absolutely love fall. The changing trees, pumpkins-a-plenty, cheap squash, hot mulled cider, and of course, all the wonderful varieties of apples. Since the real apple orchard didn’t have cider yet, we stopped by the orchard that is more of a “tourist trap.” They have a petting farm set up but unfortunately, they took out the feed machines and no signs were posted that you have to buy feed at the cashier. We found that out after we had already walked over to the animals. So I didn’t get to feed any animals. Rob still chuckles about seeing the cash record from last year. Under “Entertainment Expense” it said …Apple Orchard….25¢….Fed a Goat. LOL If you can’t tell by now, I do have a degree in Accounting and my dad was an accountant. So I tend to keep track of everything and always keep an eye on prices and expenses.
It was sad to see the turkeys confined since we just saw wild turkeys the previous day. They also had chickens, roosters, ducks, white bunnies, sheep, goats, an ox, and a llama. I was disappointed the donkey wasn’t there this year. The donkey was just adorable and even when you were out of feed, he would just stay there and let you pet him. It was so cute! The llamas they’ve had aren’t very social and seem very skittish. This year they had a different llama. I don’t know what is wrong with his skin. They had him in an L-shaped pen and he mainly stayed around the corner right next to the barn wall. He wasn’t coming over to any of the other people there. We went over and looked at him and when we walked away, Rob noticed that he stuck his head around the corner and was watching us. So we stopped and then little by little, he came closer and then eventually came right up to the fence and stuck his head over the fence to see us. How adorable.
This was after the llama came around the corner. He was debating whether to come up to us or not.
Here he is:
I’m updating yesterday’s post to include the Raw Blueberry Tart for Melissa. I found the recipe in Shape magazine I think. Or it could have been Self. I have a few of those file folders that are accordion-style and have a stretchy band you can keep around it. When I rip out recipes from magazines, I stick them in there. It gives me a somewhat organized way to keep the recipes I tear out although sometimes I don’t note what magazine it is from.