Thursday, October 1, 2015

Harvest Time

Our harvest time in southern Manitoba is almost over for this year,but I have a few pictures about harvest that I wish to share.
I am not a farmer,but live in a rural community so scenes like these are very common.

When the crop has reached that perfect stage of ripeness it has to be swathed.
I am pretty sure this is a crop of canola.

I will not try to identify this crop,as I would most likely get it wrong. What I do know is that the day was a perfect one for getting these combines out on the field and taking the crop off.

When the hopper on a combine was full a large truck would pull up so the harvested grain could be transferred into the truck trailer and eventually taken to the farm and put into grain bins.

 Here is just another view of these large machines at work.

And one more,showing the sky and the lovely day it was.

This was another field,which had round bales on it. I love days like these,where the sky has just the right amount of puffy clouds in it.

Health update:
For those who asked for updates.It is now almost a week since I had emergency hernia surgery.For the most part I'm doing pretty good,but today is a bit of a low day. I am so tired and emotionally drained.I do praise God for little or no pain and am trying hard to stay positive.

Closing Thought:
I know the plans I have for you,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11


  1. Glad the surgery is behind you and the time of recuperating ahead of you!! One day at a time as you gather back your strength. I love your collection of harvest photo. Traveling to northern AB last week things looked almost the same as the farmers were gathering in the grains. Beautiful green and gold foliage as well, with an occasional punch of red, was a delight! I love the fall! Take care Ruth and God bless!

  2. Oh, I love seeing these beautiful harvesting images. And seeing those bales of hay in the field just makes me happy! I am sorry to hear you are a bit down today but glad to hear that you are recovering! The scripture in Jeremiah is one of my favorites. Take care and feel better soon, friend!

  3. Sorry you are having a 'down' day---but that's always to be expected after any surgery... Just get lots of rest, do some reading and watching of your special shows---and relax.... (easier said than done I'm sure---ha)....

    Great 'harvest' photos... I have so much love and appreciation for farmers. They work so hard --and we enjoy the rewards of all of that hard work.


  4. hoping you can catch up on rest and healing! i do love harvest scenes.

  5. You did a great job of capturing the harvest in your part of the world. I love the wide open spaces and beautiful skies.

  6. Amazing sights of the fall season. Thank you for sharing with us. I really enjoyed them.

  7. It is no fun to have the bad days....pray for many good days ahead! Lovely harvest pics

  8. Praying for good days. : )
    Love the farming pictures. I live around farms too but don't think they are as big as the ones in your photos.

  9. today is my Mom's birthday. i sure hope you will feel more healthy tomorrow. sorry today is a low day but i know it take time to health. my Grandma had a hernia when i was a elementary kid & i recall her struggle to heal quickly ... it takes time to heal & i bet you need some down quiet time. lots of hugs & prayers on coming your way. ( :

  10. Surgery is pretty traumatic for our bodies, and they don't usually bounce back as quickly as we think they should. That can frustrate us and put us in a funk, but it's the natural course of things. Hang in there. Keep repeating Jeremiah 29:11 to yourself. :) Your harvest photos are beautiful.

  11. Ruth, Autumn was always my favourite time of year in Manitoba. Good weather, no bugs! These images are fantastic! All of those people bringing in the bounty of the land. It is now quite a process with all those big machines, but oh what a price they pay for machines!
    Hope you are feeling yourself soon! All my best to you!

  12. So interesting and I could not resist showing this to Sam. Farming is his life and there isn't a tractor or a field anywhere that he doesn't enjoy seeing... Happy October! I'm glad to be home from vacation and now I have a lot of catching up to do on Post... hugs

  13. Hi Ruth, I sure hope you feel better soon. I really enjoyed the farm scenes and the skies are beautiful. Take good care of yourself!

  14. Love the fall season & pictures of prairie skies & golden fields. What a beautiful world the Lord has created for us to enjoy.
    Sending get well wishes your way.

  15. Glad you are recovering well. The one thing is that you take care of yourself!

  16. Do take care Ruth, and get well soon. Such beautiful pictures of an endless sky. Blessings and hugs to you.

  17. I'm hoping that today will be a cheerier one for you. You're probably bound to have a day like that after surgery. It's probably caused from the anesthesia, don't you think? Just take a nap, rest, take good care of yourself. Hugs, Diane

  18. i wondered about your surgery, thank you for the update, i was worried!! farmers, they do not get enough credit for what they do!!!

    go slow and feel better!!!!

  19. I'm lovin' all this. It brings back my days of childhood with my grandparents' farming and harvesting. I remember riding with my uncle on the columbine. What a wonderful trip you took me on with memories of days gone by!! Such a beautiful time of year.

    Thanks for stopping by my bird photo blog today.

    1. ps....I forgot to mention your emergency surgery. Hope all continues to go well...even those 'low days' are all part of the healing process. Be well.

  20. I very much enjoyed these photo, Ruth. Harvest time is such a fabulous time of year!

  21. An interesting post with excellent photos. While there is a lot of farming where I live it is mountainous country and the fields are small so we never see scenes like this.


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