Oct 15-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: October: Oct 15-10
Autumn grazing    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Halli Lindley
Honey wagon    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Halli Lindley

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:44 am:

Looking at the first photo from Halli Lindley, makes one think it's not such a bad thing to be a horse in the Keweenaw. They graze amongst the beauty of their surroundings all day long, with no worries as long as there is enough to eat. Not such a bad life.

Still in the field and keeping with the "farm" theme, today, there's just something about Halli's second photo that catches my eye and I can't quite explain the attraction. It's just an old honey wagon that's seen better days, but it's picturesque none-the-less. So, that brings me to this question... why are manure spreaders such as this relic, often referred to as honey-wagons? Any ideas?

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:49 am:

I love the horse pic too!

Honey wagons..maybe to change the idea of what they really are used for?? I think that's what they call the trucks that suck out the septic tanks too.

And thank God for those folks! :D

By RCW (Rcw) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:50 am:

A honeywagon is a mobile toilet unit used in the film and television industry. The legend behind the name 'honeywagon' is thought to relate to the 'honey-colored' liquid that comes out of it when emptying the holding tanks.

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:58 am:

And I was just sitting down to breakfast...

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 08:20 am:

Another plus for horses come the fall season, the bothersome insects, flys, gnats, skeeters, etc, are gone or nearly gone. My horses sure don't miss them.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 08:26 am:

RCW, your post made me think of the scene in the movie "Christmas Vacation", cousin Eddy draining his moterhomes chemical toilet in the street storm access.

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 09:27 am:


Own a septic or "holding" tank? The truck and men that come to a place to empty out the tank and toss in a dead animal are generally called "honey dippers".


By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 09:29 am:

Mary, maybe we like relics like some old wooden equipment or elderly wooden buildings because they hold the lines of past lives. I so love pictures of elderly faces because they tell a story of what the person has lived thru and survived. The smoothness of young skin shows a blank surface waiting to be etched on.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 09:35 am:

'Rdiowa', {giggle}, my thoughts exactly. But I've already had my breakfast, thank goodness!:D
BTW, Mary, I read your 'reply' from yesterday and I understand, and yes there are, unfortunately, abuses by 'abusers' in everything. Glad your group is a 'code of the road' bunch.:)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 09:39 am:

Kay, I love your post! Your last line comes from the artist in you!

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:52 am:

I, too, love your contrast between elderly and younger faces, Kay.
BTW, I also heard of the septic trucks be referred to as "honey-suckers". (What an appetizing AM conversation.) ;-)
Have a great weekend everyone!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 01:47 pm:

I'm wondering how many cans of hairspray it takes to get that horses tail on the right to stand up like that. What a great mohawk, and lets not forget about those shoes.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 01:58 pm:

After thinking about the question, "how many cans of hairspray does it take to get a tail to stand up?", it clearly would depend on the moose.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 02:51 pm:

Great Autumn photos. My wife would love the 1 with the horses (nay whinny).

By Gus LL (Gusll) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 05:49 pm:

There was a manure spreader, years ago,made by a company that would not stand behind their product. No waarantee. I wonder why?

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 10:13 pm:

Alex...you crack me up. LOL

And yeah, can just see cousin Eddy with the draining situation! LOL

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