Sunday, November 26, 2006

Autumn in Farm Country

It's quite a contrast from New York City to rural South Carolina's back roads. It was great fun to visit the Empire State and it's good to return to the Palmetto State. As shadows lengthened this afternoon, we fought that sharp western sunlight as we made our way west on the Jeffries Hwy in Colleton County, SC.

Colleton is both historic and large. It's one of the largest land mass counties in the state so one might well consider it a big ass county. The harsh sunlight in the late afternoon seems to penetrate even our sun visor. When we caught sight of this wild sign, we very nearly hit the thing trying to get off the highway. Such untoward tracking may have been the car itself forcing us from the road. Once it saw the east end of that west bound horse, the Mustang must have been drawn to the place. Perhaps the car thought that it might try out for a role in the stud service offered by BAF.

We just about lodged the GT in the ditch as the slope was steep and the ground pretty wet. BAF also offers a rescue service, but we weren't sure that this is what they had in mind. There's no mention of Porcine goods offered here, but this looks like a place that David Letterman might try for those Big Ass Hams which he handed out to numerous guests.

"Draft" does not, we think, refer to the recent conscription proposal by Congressman Charles Rangel nor does is suggest beer on tap. We figure that it means beasts of burden or draft animals. The expression "Draft-X" might mean that these are ADULT beasts of burden.

What did puzzle us was the offering of "REHAB". Do they rehabilitate the studs here or are the studs so good that their mates need some revovery? One thing for certain is that they must be on the up and up as there's nothing undercover about this operation. Few who pass this way are likely to overlook this great sign.


Blogger Vera said...

That's a great sign.

6:30 AM  
Anonymous budman said...

I think it was the "stud service" that caught your eye.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Thanks for your comment, Vera. Yes, it's a great sign and we really did make a pretty quick U-turn once we saw it.

When you're only a Medium A** vehicle, you can maneuver better than the Big A** cars.

1:50 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Hi Budman, the Mustang is young and a real candidate for the job, but the driver is a good many model years older.

1:21 PM  

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