New Holland Pennsylvania – August 2005
For the fourth year straight we have attended this fantastic event, and the New Holland Summerfest is pencilled in for the next 10 years. I think even when, someday, we stop competing, we will still come out to New Holland. The entire crew does an incredible job at taking care of the teams, the public, and making sure everything goes smoothly. And smoothly it went…..
Well, except for when the meat inspection was done, and Chris went to get the injection juice he had prepared….then realized he had left all of the injections and sauces at home in the fridge 3 hours away!! Time for some improvising. A trip around to beg some other teams yielded some good substitutes, and even some of the same products we use. A last minute trip to the store for some other substitutes. Other teams were unbelievably generous with helping us out. Special thanks to Steve on Team Agave and Andy on Sweetgum Hollow! We were able to provide a cutting board for Tuffy….who ended up without his….so I guess it all equals out! What a great weekend, and for the first time in 4 showings, we came away with two plaques! Finally some long awaited New Holland hardware…and some food for thought…..If we would have gotten a 5th in brisket, we would have won the grand championship! (there is ALWAYS an “if”)