Scene and Herd

At my local convenience store today.

The hitching post and buggy parking spots have been there for a while and are often used (sometimes just to leave a deposit as evidenced), the electric car charger is new and as far as I know, unused.

A few captions spring to my somewhat biased mind:

Sublime or ridiculous

Charging or discharging

Bullsh!t or horsesh!t

Nonsense or horsesense

Author: Low Wattage

Expat Welshman, educated (somewhat) in UK, left before it became fashionable to do so. Now a U.S. Citizen, and recent widower, playing with retirement and house remodeling, living in Delaware and rural Maryland (weekends).

12 thoughts on “Scene and Herd”

  1. Definitely the laugh of the day! Very witty.
    Maybe you should put some labels on the hitching rail, definitely the bullshit and horseshit to give the neighbourhood a laugh.

  2. Someone missing a trick here. Where is the anaerobic digester to shovel the crap into? Could use that to power the charger. “Shovel it for Gaia” for a caption πŸ™‚ BTW, I am not really a warmist!

  3. Shoppers should be encouraged to bring bags into which they can shovel the manure for their roses. It’s not often you get something for nothing.

  4. Sheona, quite right! My dad used to clean up with a bucket after the milkman’s dray – and kept marvellous roses.

  5. FEEG, Sheona, Janus: Enough horse apples on the local roads here to start a thriving business, most small farms (less than 500 acres) hereabouts are Amish operations, now becoming second and subsequent generation owned. All use horse or mule drawn equipment for tilling and harvesting as well as buggies to ride to market. No electrical service to the houses, telephones are allowed but only in the barn. Very nice people in the main and excellent fresh produce at the roadside stands (except “No Sunday Sales”).

  6. FEEG, your comment brings to mind the excellent farmers’ market in Wayne, Pennsylvania, which I used to frequent. As you say excellent fresh produce sold by those of the Amish who were willing to have dealings with the outside world. The sales ladies wore long plain brown dresses with white caps and aprons.

  7. Sheona. I think you are confusing me with LW. The nearest places I have been to Wayne PA are Gettysburg and Philadelphia. The markets sound good, however.

  8. Feeg, you’re quite right, my apologies. The market was good. Americans seemed to prefer large steaks, so I could buy fillet steaks at a very reasonable price.

  9. Sheona:
    All blue in this area, blue shirts for the men and boys, blue dresses for the ladies (must buy the material by the acre). All the males wear straw hats, even the little boys waiting for the bus to school, all the girls, blue dresses with black bonnets and black capes for Sunday, always white aprons. Probably a family thing, most all are related and many are recent arrivals from Eastern Pennsylvania (Wayne, Lancaster, Blue Ball, Intercourse etc.). Land prices have increased dramatically in that area and many small farms have become residential developments. The older generation sells a PA farm and can purchase four or five farms for the next generation in rural MD. Hard working and scrupulously law abiding people. A welcome addition to the local population and the cuisine.

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