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PHOTOS: Sunday at the Davisville Barn Sale

  • Toby Nickerson catches up with his English Shire horse Sam while taking a break from tending to his barn at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on August 4, 2013. Since 1988, Nickerson has hosted the Davisville Flea Market on his property that also includes a large field enough for Sam and Charly, the other draft horse, to roam. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Toby Nickerson catches up with his English Shire horse Sam while taking a break from tending to his barn at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on August 4, 2013. Since 1988, Nickerson has hosted the Davisville Flea Market on his property that also includes a large field enough for Sam and Charly, the other draft horse, to roam.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Toby Nickerson pets his English Shire horse Charly while hanging out with his draft horses that live in the field behind the Davisville Barn Sale on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013. Nickerson runs the barn sale and has hosted the Davisville Flea Market on his land since 1988. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Toby Nickerson pets his English Shire horse Charly while hanging out with his draft horses that live in the field behind the Davisville Barn Sale on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013. Nickerson runs the barn sale and has hosted the Davisville Flea Market on his land since 1988.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Lilly, the new puppy of Davisville Barn Sale employee Wendy Cailler, sits near the cash register at the barn on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Cailler recently rescued Lilly and this was the puppy's first weekend with her owner at the barn where she greeted customers and played with the horses. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Lilly, the new puppy of Davisville Barn Sale employee Wendy Cailler, sits near the cash register at the barn on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Cailler recently rescued Lilly and this was the puppy's first weekend with her owner at the barn where she greeted customers and played with the horses.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Toby Nickerson's geese huddle together while shuffling in their pen on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013 at the Davisville Barn Sale. Nickerson said that he's had a fascination with geese since he was a boy and recently was able to finally care for his own. "They're very friendly creatures," he said. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Toby Nickerson's geese huddle together while shuffling in their pen on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013 at the Davisville Barn Sale. Nickerson said that he's had a fascination with geese since he was a boy and recently was able to finally care for his own. "They're very friendly creatures," he said.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Toby Nickerson feeds his geese on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013 while taking a break from working at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner. Nickerson spends a little time each day with his geese, attributing that practice to the birds' friendliness. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Toby Nickerson feeds his geese on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013 while taking a break from working at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner. Nickerson spends a little time each day with his geese, attributing that practice to the birds' friendliness.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Wendy Cailler chats on the phone while minding the front at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on August 4, 2013.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Wendy Cailler chats on the phone while minding the front at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on August 4, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Charly, the English Shire horse that belongs to Toby Nickerson, owner of the Davisville Barn Sale, gets some wind through his mane on Sunday August 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Charly, the English Shire horse that belongs to Toby Nickerson, owner of the Davisville Barn Sale, gets some wind through his mane on Sunday August 4, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Wendy Cailler, her dog Lilly and Toby Nickerson work to finish cleaning things up and bringing items in before finishing their afternoon at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The barn, two floors packed with vintage items and interesting curios, is open every Sunday through October. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Wendy Cailler, her dog Lilly and Toby Nickerson work to finish cleaning things up and bringing items in before finishing their afternoon at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The barn, two floors packed with vintage items and interesting curios, is open every Sunday through October.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Toby Nickerson catches up with his English Shire horse Sam while taking a break from tending to his barn at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on August 4, 2013. Since 1988, Nickerson has hosted the Davisville Flea Market on his property that also includes a large field enough for Sam and Charly, the other draft horse, to roam. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Toby Nickerson pets his English Shire horse Charly while hanging out with his draft horses that live in the field behind the Davisville Barn Sale on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013. Nickerson runs the barn sale and has hosted the Davisville Flea Market on his land since 1988. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Lilly, the new puppy of Davisville Barn Sale employee Wendy Cailler, sits near the cash register at the barn on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Cailler recently rescued Lilly and this was the puppy's first weekend with her owner at the barn where she greeted customers and played with the horses. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Toby Nickerson's geese huddle together while shuffling in their pen on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013 at the Davisville Barn Sale. Nickerson said that he's had a fascination with geese since he was a boy and recently was able to finally care for his own. "They're very friendly creatures," he said. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Toby Nickerson feeds his geese on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2013 while taking a break from working at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner. Nickerson spends a little time each day with his geese, attributing that practice to the birds' friendliness. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Wendy Cailler chats on the phone while minding the front at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on August 4, 2013.<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Charly, the English Shire horse that belongs to Toby Nickerson, owner of the Davisville Barn Sale, gets some wind through his mane on Sunday August 4, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Wendy Cailler, her dog Lilly and Toby Nickerson work to finish cleaning things up and bringing items in before finishing their afternoon at the Davisville Barn Sale in Warner on Sunday, August 4, 2013. The barn, two floors packed with vintage items and interesting curios, is open every Sunday through October. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

What started as a friend needing a place to sell a few random items turned into over 25 years of Toby Nickerson constantly finding new and interesting uses for his land. Since 1988, Nickerson has hosted the Davisville Flea Market which extends in an open field beyond where he keeps two black draft horses and a flock of geese. The horses’ hay is stored in the same barn where, every Sunday, he offers two floors of vintage wares and curios from ages past. The same land has also serves as a stage for musicians at what is called the Muddy Pond Jazz Deal (every Sunday) and has hosted the Camp N Jam, a weekend long music festival in the summer. Nickelson says he still dreams of different uses for his land, like maybe opening a bed and breakfast one day where he could offer goose egg omelettes, with eggs from his beloved geese.

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