Thursday, September 18, 2008

Combine Derby

We went to the Ashland County fair last night for the combine derby - what a HOOT!

First they had a garden tractor derby - there is no way I would do this - you are too exposed! There was a husband and wife team in there - they had to stop the derby at one point and tell them both that he needed to run into her (when there were 3 drivers left - the husband, the wife, and 1 other one). As Todd said I wouldn't be running into her either - she'll make his life a living &%)#% at home.

Then the combines. They actually had 12 combines out there, and did heats of 4 combines each. The kids all had a blast cheering on their favorites.

Sorry for the dark photos - it was about 10:00 taking the pictures of the combines, and I just figured out last night that my camera has a night setting for pictures. Plus we were about 300 yards away up in the grandstand.
Late night, but oh so much fun. I could drive a combine or a car - but definitely NOT a garden tractor.
And thanks for all the great suggestions everyone! Tyler's preschool teacher was sitting right next to us last night, and she was saying how she loved to receive homemade gifts for christmas last year, especially food ones. So for her and her hubby, I'm thinking a pizza basket is in order (pizza crust mix, tomato sauce, spices, pepperoni and a red and white checked apron).


Anonymous said...

It seems to me that one would require liquid courage to do any sort of demo derby. Did they allow snow blades and spinning mower blades? That would have been a different twist...sort of Mad Max-like! Anyhow, glad it was fun!

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
No for me either!Lol
Love the pizza basket idea.:o)
Have agreat day.
I'm doing MAJOR Decluttering.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about "winter soup basket" too, like dried beans with various seasoning. I never knew pizza basket. That would be a nice and tasty gift!!

I'm glad you had a lot of fun at the fair.

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Just visited with your Mom, so sorry to hear about your daughter!
Wanted you to know I'm praying for ya'll!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

The combine derby sounds fun. I like the idea of a civil war reproduction quilt using your blocks. Freehand is always good...and so original.

LuAnn said...

I think the combine derby would have been great fun to see. It's been years since I've even been to a tractor pull.

Terry said...

I just found your blog and I'm from Wayne County too...down near Shreve! We didn't get to the Ashland combine derby this year but we've been to the one in Wellington! It's so much fun!!