- A set of vintage wooden puzzles - $1 each
- A set of vintage cardboard puzzles - $1 each
- a box with a few quilt pieces and some random cotton fabric - $3
- An alligator xylophone for the bean- $1
- A few vintage clothing pieces - $1 each (can't seem to get a decent photo of these)
- A chest freezer for the basement -$40
- Oh, and a vintage wind-up "radio" that J's grandparent's picked up, which she also digs...
I am really excited about the great toys for the bean. She loves the xylophone, in fact, that girl loves anything that she can make noise with (drums, rattles, etc). I like that it has keys and the mallet and she can drag it around once she gets around to walking. She also enjoys taking the puzzles apart and having you put them back together again. You can see a few more shots of the puzzles laid out on my flickr photostream.
The freezer, however, was the big, gigantic score. It is older, but in really great shape. It provides an enormous amount of new food storage, so I can really put up food for the coming winter and I don't have to can everything. I am also contemplating becoming a hunter (shhhh, don't tell J. He really wants me to, but I haven't totally committed yet). Guns freak me out, I mean really freak me out, but the idea of not having to spend $5 a pound for good meat is enticing. Plus, it seems more healthy and self-sufficient to me. If I did decide to take the plunge, I would want to really learn how to process the meat ourselves. It gets pricey to have it done and they don't always do a great job. (My dad is probably chuckling in disbelief at this point, having watched me cry through the entire process of cutting up my brother's deer in high school)
So, what do you all think about hunting? Do any of you hunt?