Farmer H and The Pony are off to the annual car show on Saturday. It's sponsored by the Band Boosters, of which Farmer H has been decreed president.
Normally, he takes his 1980 copper-colored Olds Toronado. This year, he's taking his 1998 Ford F250. It's not vintage or anything. Farmer H said that the Olds needs a battery, and he doesn't drive it very often, and it gets cheated out of prizes by people who bring new cars like Corvettes. That's the short version. There are many categories. Farmer H thinks that having all original parts ought to account for something. Apparently, the judges are not swayed by authenticity, but by flair. So he's taking the truck because he can haul two grills in it.
That's right. Farmer H is in charge of the BBQ concession. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Farmer H is a fantastic BBQer. The Pony is his gofer. He has a ball. Both of them do. Plus, The Pony is ever-hopeful that he might win the fifty-fifty drawing. Last year, it was upwards of $500. But The Pony didn't win.
The weather is going to be fantastic this year. Around 70 degrees. Clear. Perfect car show weather.
They are pumped.