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, October 04, 2015

I Survived!

2015 Fall Junk Ranch

But, barely.  

I am sunburned, so sore I can barely walk and I have the worst chapped lips I have ever had in my entire life.  All the vendors have commented about having chapped lips.  

Why, now one knows.  

But, I had THE BEST time.  Sold SO much stuff and have stories to share as usual.  

But, for now.....sleep.  

Lots and lots of sleep.  

And lip balm.  

Lots of lip balm.  

Thanks you guys!


  1. Yay! Survived! Boo! Sunburn! Where was your sunscreen and floppy hat? I'm kind of jealous of the sun part though. We spent Saturday dodging cold, wind and rains up and down the highway. Glad it went well. Can't wait for the stories.

  2. ANXIOUSLY awaiting the stories!!!!!

  3. Can't wait to hear more. Lube up and rest up!

  4. Yay that it went well and you sold so much stuff!! Boo to the sunburn and chapped lips! Rest and then share all the stories!!

  5. Good job dear. Rest up and report in when you you can. (Ben once went away to summer camp and came back with the craziest chapped lips...I know your pain)

  6. Rest up... Can't wait to hear all the wonderful details. I hate chapped lips. Mine are perpetually chapped from October to May! The minute the cold weather starts....


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