Sunday, October 11, 2015

Another Year in the Books - Ringle Harvest Day

Yesterday was the Ringle Harvest Day.  The one time a year 3,ooo people or so...come to our little rural town.  It was VERY busy yesterday.  An old "picker" friend of mine said..."well, Jacky, I'm getting too old to keep up with all the 'big time' pickers you have here this morning..."  Someday, that will be me too.  It was chilly here, 32 degrees here in the morning, but warmed up to the mid 60's.  It was a beautiful day with the fall colors at their peak.  

The crowds were buying - yay!  I had several large pieces I took to the show I did in Rockford, IL that didn't sell.  I wondered why?  To me they were awesome pieces - rough, rusty, chippy in all the right ways.  It left me wondering....what's up? 















My local customers did not disappoint - they get my style - as I sold almost every large piece in my booth.  I had great sales - I always do here - Ringle has consistently been my best show every year.

As I walked around collecting the vendor money, I had several people come up to me and say...."I loved your (fill in the blank) story on your blog."  "I didn't know you could write like that" "Oh, I laughed when I read about the skunk."  "How's your shootin"  "Al, are you teaching Jacky some new tricks."  Honestly, I was so surprised, I didn't know some of these people even read my blog or looked at my pages.  I knew my view numbers have been on the rise, I just didn't know it was because of my friends, neighbors and locals.  

I still write this blog for me.  It is a documentation of what I do, have done.  I also work out lots of my "issues" on here - a way for me to express my thoughts.  Keep my "flesh" in check and hopefully encourage my "spirit."  I am happy others find it that was as well.  Thanks for all the nice compliments!  I appreciate it more than you know.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.   

Linked to:  http://mymaplehillfarm.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-maple-hill-hop-103.html


8 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Day, love the booth, I would have enjoyed this show,Blessings Francine.

TexWisGirl said...

so glad you had great sales and great autumn weather, too! as for local folks reading your blog, that's just cool. :)

kris said...

We had so much fun at Ringle fest. Found a few treasures and enjoyed the sunshine ,the weather couldn't have been better. As always great to see you. Kris

hikchik said...

I'm so happy with my vintage saddle for the new bunkhouse..Happy Day

Liz said...

Glad you had such a successful day! It always makes a person feel good to know that people are reading and enjoy your blog!

janiceflorida said...

I was just checking out 'maple hill' and was wondering where Ringle was. Nice blog, you have. I'm of the same thought as you, I blog for myself, so I can keep a written and pictorial record of my gardens. It's always heartwarming if someone else enjoys it along the way.

daisy g said...

Looks like you had some wonderful pieces. That cabinet with all the drawers is fantastic! Think of all the goodies that could be kept in there! Glad you had a successful day. Thank you for sharing your outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

bettyl-NZ said...

It's good to know that you can count on some of your close friends and neighbors.