A friend sent me these pictures and their story a while back, and I have been wondering how I could use this inspirational story of giving and helping a camp for kids. I think the story is truly quite amazing! In this season of giving, I want to share a story about how a group of Canadian farmers set a world record for harvesting a 160-acre field in just ten minutes and fifteen seconds!
They used one hundred combines, and took just one swath through the field. Notice all the grain trucks ready to take the harvest once they finished.
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You can learn more of the specifics on this 2006 harvest by clicking here. The link will also take you to the YouTube videos of the harvest.
I believe there are two reasons I found this story compelling:
1. I love stories of cooperation and communities coming together to accomplish extraordinary things because there were so many stories like this when I got hurt of people in Worthington and the small towns in the surrounding area. People came together and raised a good deal of money which helped pay to put air conditioning in our house, built a ramp into the house, paid for two vans and helped pay for several other items our insurance did not cover.
2. My dad and I helped harvest the small grain at both my grandmother and uncle's farms for several years before my accident, so I have a special affinity for farmers and harvesting. I miss those special times!
To quote John, Paul, George and Ringo, "We get by with a little help from our friends!"
Have a great 2010 everyone!
I look forward to your comments.