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The Combine Waltz

Posted Saturday, July 5, 2008, at 9:01 AM

I've spoken recently about dances of Nebraska. Someone brought up the point that dancing with a rattlesnake might be better called something other than a Snake Dance, so I'll try calling it a Hoe Down in keeping with the dancing theme.

We've seen combines toiling in fields around our place the last couple days now, and at the 4th of July barbecue we were at last night the topic of combine price came up. Not cheap! I came across the following internet links about a combine demolition derby and I have to share...

Video link... http://online.wsj.com/public/page/8_0006...

Picture link... http://www.lindwa.com/2008derbylineup.ht...

Let's see now... $180,000 for a combine these days I heard at the barbecue, and that doesn't include what you need to get the job done. Gotta have either a corn or wheat "head" on the thing that raises the price a few thousand.

Put a bunch of these old field warriors in a pen and let 'em dance? Priceless!

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