Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Selling the farm


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

Carol King (left) talks with family as Bob King (right) listens before an auction at the King family farm in Celina on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009.


Carol King (right) tries to cheer up Bob King (left) before an auction at the King family farm in Celina. The King family auctioned all their farm equipment now that Bob King's sight has declined.


Bob King (left) talks with his niece Mary Wade (right) as her grandsons Grant Creach, 2, (center) and Wade Creach, 5, (lower, right) listen before an auction at the King family farm.


Carol King (right) tries to cheer up Bob King (left) before an auction at the family farm in Celina.


Bob King (left) watches as pieces of his farm are auctioned in the rain at the family farm.


Auctioneer Jim Stafford (top) with Bob Mitchell Auctioneers barks out bids during an auction at the King family farm in Celina.


Farm equipment withstands the rain and settles into the mud before an auction at the King family farm.


Plants continue to grow during an auction at the King family farm in Celina.

Please read, "Farming family in Celina forced to let it all go" by Sam Hodges / The Dallas Morning News


1 comment:

Earl Neikirk - Neikirk Image said...

We had the same thing happen here in Bristol, Va. couple years ago. Family sold out to HomeDepot.