Monday, December 22, 2014

Out of Service, In Service

 Out of service

This rusty, old tractor is sitting in front a building in the Holland Marsh, a former marsh that was drained about a century ago for growing vegetables. A small portion of this growing area is in East Gwillimbury. This tractor looks like it may have been one of the earliest tractors to work the surrounding fields, dontcha think?

In Service

I'm not sure how old this Santa actually is (his voice sounded kinda young) but he sure does LOOK old!
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39 comments:

Revrunner said...

Old, but not nearly so rusty. :-)

Mersad said...

Yes, the tractor does look very old, but I like it's rustic charm.

Mersad
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Bill Nicholls said...

Looks like it got stuck in the marsh. Merry Christmas

eileeninmd said...

Great captures! I like the Santa! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

A Quiet Corner said...

Although his hair and beard are white, his face and heart are young...much younger than the tractor...:)JP. HO! HO! HO!

Buttons said...

Great old tractor believe it or not I have never been to the Holland Marsh someday perhaps. Hug B

Sandra said...

i like that tractor and it looks like it has put in as much time in service as the HO HO HO man.. ha ha ha

William Kendall said...

I've been in the Marsh area many times. It's quite a lovely part of the province.

Santa's going to be busy in a couple of days!

DeniseinVA said...

Love these photos! Merry Christmas EG :)

Lowell said...

You certainly have a plethora of old farm machinery in your area. This one, I think, was one of the earliest tractors at the beginning of time! I could drive it, though, as I've been told I have a rusty old halo.

Great Santa pic!

Judy said...

I wonder what the springs on the seat of that old tractor would have been like...

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. :)

Felicia said...

great tractor, love the rust.

llandudnopictures said...

He makes a great Santa!

Bethany Carson said...

Nice shot of the old tractor!

Birdman said...

Something outta service = tractor. Something very much 'in' on the evening of the 24th. Flying high.

Liz said...

Love that old tractor!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i love the Santa. what about Santa on a tractor? that would be cute! ( :

RedPat said...

That is a good looking Santa!

Fun60 said...

Santa is ageless but can't say the same about the tractor. Merry Christmas.

mick said...

A happy looking Santa but the tractor is really great! I guess back then they were made to work not be comfortable!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that old rusty tractor! Santa looks like a real jolly guy with a twinkle in his eye. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Love the rusty tractor! Have a wonderful Christmas!

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots ~ love them both for different reasons!

Happy Holidays to you,
artmusedog and carol

Linda W. said...

Love the Santa photo!

Ginny said...

That's a nice Santa, sparkly white and clean beard and hat. Poor old tractor...

Kay said...

This can't have been a comfortable ride, but I know that's not the point. I love the sound of these old tractors.
And yours is quite a handsome Santa, young or old. He seems to fit the fill nicely.

Karen S. said...

Cute post and Santa's not just in service he's going to be swamped!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fun!!! And I am smiling again -- I got my computer back up and did most of it myself after the techs said they weren't able to do any more!! Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!!!

Phyllis Oller said...

I wonder what happened to the steering wheel, but perhaps that is the way they were made, gotto love its charm, tho. Santa makes me smile,happy holidays!phyllis

Photo Cache said...

the old tractor is eye catching. happy happy holidays.

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Randy said...

Love both shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Something about old farm equipment makes for great photographs. Nice job.

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

LOVE your photos

theres a post up on my blog just for you :)

cieldequimper said...

Imagine Father Christmas on a tractor!

Karen Hayward-King said...

Both are great shots. I think you might be right about that tractor...it looks pretty old. As for Santa, he looks like he 'HOHOHO's' a lot...judging by the laugh lines round his eyes. I think he is perfect for then role :-) Merry Christmas...

Laura said...

Its a good thing he has those flying reindeer to depend on!! Wishing you much joy in this season of love.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Merry Christmas!

Laila said...

Rust! You can never have too many photos of rust! ;-)

Wish that your Christmas was great. Have a nice start of 2015 too.
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