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Jacob's Cave Swapping Days

 
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We just had a blast!
Jacob's Cave
That webpage does not do it justice... WOW. Just. Freaking WOW.  
The site is, I'm told, 46 acres (may or may not be accurate, it's big) and it's the biggest swap meet I have ever seen. everything from animals, to antiques, clothes to tools. We were there for about 5 hours. Looking at the google map of the place, and the scale on the map, I don't think we made it more than 800 feet from the car in each direction. SO MUCH to see ! I bought mirrors for my tractor, a not quite scythe thing I'll be asking about here on Permies, a bench vise, a cool geared thing, a tool that may have been for removing tonsils (!?) (That one will be on the What is it Game soon here!) real silver silverware, cheap jewelry, random tools, oh my!  Some vendors were pricing stuff as antiques, some were trying to get rid of things cheap. I was buying cheap. And not buying animals. Lots of animals, chickens, goats, sheep, ducks, dogs, bunnies....

Best fun I have had in a long time!
Posting this April 5, 2109. It will be running tomorrow too, and they do May 31, June 1 & 2, and again in October. Highly recommend it! Would be fun to get a bunch of Permies together to go, but then we'd all be wanting the scythes... :D

Google map of it: Scale in the corner, 500 feet on scale.


How far we got in about 4 hours or so, we parked at the yellow dot, and walked the lines. There's no end to it!! We didn't even DENT the place!!
 
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Man I cannot wait to go there. Our new land is just five/ten minutes away, but were's still living in the apartment 1 hour away. One of our new neighbors at the land/area was talking about how he got some chickens and a cow there lol
 
On top of spaghetti all covered in cheese, there was this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
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