In association with the foregoing was everyone's eager anticipation of the periodic arrival of the "honey wagon
" pulled by a team of horses.
One of the fondest pictures of my 1961 trip to Germany is of a Lantz Bull Dog Tractor pulling a "Honey Wagon
." This tractor had crude steel rod-type seats with arm rests on the flat-top fenders.
Most dairy farmers store manure and the wash water in large tanks or sheds and, when the ground is dry enough to absorb it, load up the manure spreader or "honey wagon
" and fertilize their pastures.
8.24 (450m): Mister Blue Sky, Honey Wagon
, Coolruss Diva (M), Norland Beauty (M), Dream On Buddy (M), Black Phoenix (W).
Three heats of the supporting Pinpoint Recruitment Puppy Stakes over 480m are best left to Killieford Blaze (7.54), Honey Wagon
(8.10) and Elwick Ghost (8.26).
8.20 (450m): Crooks Elmo, Honey Wagon
, Welton Arthur, Must Be Premier (M), Ballymac Pedro (M), Lostrigg Leader (W).
Betting Puppy Plate (Hills): 4 Skywalker Teddy, 11-2 Lostrigg Leader, 7 Rusheen Brave, 8 Ballymac Park, 10 Boots For Gold, 12 Benkaat Boy, 14 Droopys Maxwell, Unreal Timmy, 16 Bandicoot Fionn, Droopys Gigolo, Holycross Prince, Honey Wagon
, Sulphur Spring, 20 Ballycasey Girl, 25 Welton Arthur, 40 Ballymac Pink, Sanantone Kewell, Witton Flyer (e/w 1/4 1,2,3).
7.11 (450m): Last Lap, Honey Wagon
, Cashen Sniper, Final Boe, Crossfield Halle (M), Black Jedamac (W).
Puppy Stakes: 1 Unreal Timmy, 2 Honey Wagon
, 3 Shiloh Supreme, 4 Killieford Blaze, 5 Roker Liam (m), 6 Graigues Chief (m).
Festus (a character truly worthy of the name) drove the honey wagon
in our area.
There are bars everywhere; the show is televised live (without commercial breaks) in adjacent tents for press and industry who can't get inside the big top, and everyone shares the same honey wagons
and ocean view.
Almost invariably, a few streets are blocked off for filming, with the ubiquitous, neatly parked honey wagons
and dressing-room trailers announcing immediately that somewhere nearby is a camera, a crew and an actor or two.
Night soil and honey wagons
were often mentioned by early Western visitors to Joseon Korea.