Monday, August 9, 2010

A New Record!

The record has been set!
On Saturday August 7,the city of Winkler together with Children's Camps International
set a new Guinness Record,for the most combines on one field,during harvest.
Here are a few of my pictures,taken with a Canon SX110.
Children's Camps International is a nonprofit organization which sends children to camp in third world countries.The Harvest which was held on Saturday raised funds for this purpose.

Here is a look at a small part of the crowd,waiting for the combines to start rolling.

Another look at part of the crowds.
They had food available as well as entertainment,from 9Am to 5PM.
You will notice that people try hard to get above the crowd,for a better view.

Looking down one of the line-ups of combines.
They had a line-up at each end of the field going to the center,where the people waited.
This picture is indicative of the 'color ' most seen on  the field.
John Deere is a very popular brand in these parts.

It was hard for me to get all the 200 combines onto one picture,
This is the best I could do,and I must say it was an impressive sight.
There were 100 at each end of the field,with a couple more on standby,just in case someone had trouble.

The count down was broadcast over loud speakers,for all to hear,
on the count of one,all the machines came to life and started to gather up the harvest.

These pictures are limited in their scope,but I invite you to visit my son's blog.
He is a professional,and was on a helicopter,circling the field.
The pictures he has do a much better job of showing the whole picture.
Click on the link below to enjoy a series of his shots.
Personal Expressions Photography

Thought for today:
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)


  1. Oh my goodness! I have never seen so many "tractors" in one place. Looks like they are lined up like soldiers to war. A great cause!

  2. We heard about this fantastic event. It would have been great to be there and see it in person - so glad you took these wonderful pictures to show us. My husband will want to see these, too.

  3. I'm going to try and link this to my facebook!! What an amazing event! Great photos1 Off to see your son's!

  4. Great post about a wonderful idea to help children enjoy camping! You did a good job with the pictures!
    I also enjoyed your son's website!

  5. Ruth: That is so cool, very neat photos. My grandson would have loved it.

  6. My My! I went and looked at his photos - all I can say is WOW! What great shots of a wonderful event.

  7. I have been to all kinds of races, but never a tractor one. How interesting is that. Looks like a great fun thing to do with the family. I will check out your son's photos.

  8. Wow, I have never seen so many. I'm sure our son who works for John Deere would love to see this.
    Thanks Ruth.

  9. That is so very neat! I went over to your sons blog - the photos are great there too!.

    My Husbands dad's favorite thing to do on the farm - was to combine the fields! He would have loved to see this.

  10. I can't wait to show these to my husband - he will really enjoy seeing that many combines. I have never seen anything like that.

  11. I have not heard of this event, but it is very neat. It is hard to capture the largeness (a word?) of something like this.

  12. Whoa!!! What a cool event. John Deer is very popular here in Georgia. I would also like to post this to my Facebook page. My local friends would love it!

  13. What a super event Ruth ! And your photos of it are wonderful - and so is your passage from Scripture. Spent some time on your son's website too - yes, he's a professional.

  14. What fantastic pictures Ruth. So alive.

  15. What a wonderful post with all those harvesters colour coded and moving with military precision. Great shots Ruth.

  16. WOW ~ That must have been awesome to take part in!

  17. what an amazing sight!!

    i thought about the kids movie 'cars' when i saw them all lined up.
    that made me laugh.

    but what a great event.

    your scriptures are always so well chosen.

  18. That is certainly a lot of combines for one field! John Deere was very popular in Indiana when I was growing up as well. I'm glad to see such a big turn-out for this event.

  19. Wow! That is an amazing sight--all those combines together in one place. What a wonderful thing they are doing to raise money for sending children in third world countries to camp. It looks like it was a fun day, too.

  20. Wow, that is impressive. I guess with that many they get doen fast too. Great photos!

  21. How fabulous, Ruth.... While reading your post, I was thinking that it would be neat to see them from above. Then you mentioned Steve's blog... How WONDERFUL... I enjoyed this post SO much....

    Fun --and yet a great cause... Love it!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  22. What a cool thing! I hope it raised lots of money. So colorful to see them all lined up. I like the shots where they are coming towards the camera. I was telling Mike about them and he says that he did some engineering work at the John Deere factory over in Illinois at one time putting in spray booths to paint them green :-) Will check your son's blog for more photos!

  23. Just as I thought. I got so carried away with the pictures and showing them to my husband that I forgot to comment on them! This is amazing - he was very impressed, too. I imagine it would have been even more impressive if you were there. Diane

  24. I love all the Green Combine's!!!! What can I say, John Deere all the way!! I have the video posted on my blog. I'm a fan of your son's photography on Facebook. He took some amazing picture's!! I see the gift truly runs in the family!

  25. How exciting to be at such a wonderful event. With that many combines going they must have made short work of getting the job done. I enjoyed your photos and your son's too.

  26. Great photos! I've never heard of this idea before.I'll have to check out your sons photos too!

  27. I just checked out your son's blog and his photos are amazing!

  28. Quite the sight to behold! and I'm sure the sound was interesting too. A neat and unique event.

  29. Impressive photos; I can’t imagine the noise 200 combines would have made!

  30. I can't even begin to imagine how awesome that must have been.
    I've seen rows of them working in the night to bring a harvest in (nowhere near that number) and it was amazing enough.

  31. Amazing! What a fun event. I grew up in wheat country; my Dad a wheat farmer. I LOVE harvest time. Would have love to have seen this.

  32. I could not resist commenting. Well written!


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