What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

I Survived Junk Ranch 2015

I'm alive!

Lots of stories and pictures to share!  But first I have to unload the vehicles, put on some sunburn gel, take an Advil and eat a well rounded meal (not carnival/cooler food).  But, I'll be back!!!!!

Until then, here's the line:

Line starting at the gate.  

Line around the corner.

Yes, that IS a head in the terrarium.  :)

Line all the way down as far as I could see.  I'm told that it turned and was that long again.  
Plus that is a double line - double people.  

If you look in the distance, that is the highway that leads to The Junk Ranch.  At one point, traffic was lined up as far as you could see on it (over a mile back) plus all the people coming from the other direction that we couldn't see and all those people in line, plus the cars parking and people walking to the line.  It was crazy.  Since I was right on the ticket line, we had quite a crowd watching our every move and saying things like, "HEY, HOW MUCH IS THAT GLOBE?"  Then, when I responded he said, "WHAT DO YOU THINK IT'S MADE OF? GOLD? and the crowd heckled.  I thought oh no, what is this crowd going to be like?  But he was the only crank I met and I imagine the heat and sun was getting to him.  It was SO hot.  Anyway, I sold that globe for my asking price so maybe it was made of gold, SUCKA!

Okay - more later!!!!!  Thanks for all the emails and texts offering me love and support and all the people that stopped by to say Hi and that brought me presents.  You guys ROCK!


  1. PHEW. Glad it went well and you survived the crowds, heat and the long day. Ready to hear all about it when you get a chance.

  2. Yay! Can't wait for more details but enjoy that rest and food!!!

  3. Can't wait for all the details!

  4. sounds like crazy fun

  5. Waiting for more details. Glad you got the price you wanted on the globe. I hope when the heckler came into your booth it was already sold.

  6. Glad you survived Junk Ranch and can't wait for the dents!

  7. did you have a chance to do any shopping? I know you and Lara try to give each other a chance, but with crowds like that I bet it was hard to even go tinkle.

  8. Finally! I've been waiting so patiently! Now spill it! (When you're rested, of course.) ;)

  9. I was thinking about you this weekend, glad it went well! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  10. That's it. I'm moving to Arkansas just so I can go to Junk Ranch.

  11. Glad you survived. It was fun following your adventures on IG. That heat! Those crowds! Looking forward to more stories!


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