Now that the New Year is here, grain farmers begin to tally last year's earnings and take stock of their machinery. One of the major items to consider is the combine. Sometimes it's more economical to sell the old one and get a good used one or even buy a new one. While taking pictures of elevators it was interesting to see the harvest equipment lined up near the elevators--perhaps enticing the farmers to consider spending some money? For the photographer, placing a combine in the picture with an elevator connects the two quite nicely. This photo was taken in Bladworth in August 2001.