Whatever the weather, but especially on a rainy Saturday in the country, there is no more enjoyable and free entertainment than an auction sale. There is also no better place to get what you need to furnish and equip your newly acquired cabin or small holding, right up to and including heavy equipment. Even if you are not initially in the market for anything specific and don’t intend to bid, you will probably change your mind, so gather your wits and brace yourself. Check your local small-town newspaper for the auction advertisements and locations, but before you head out, here’s a quick primer on auction rules!