Friday, August 27

Wind Power

What was just once remote countryside in upstate New York, not far from where my husband grew up, 32 windmills are being errected. Now some people are totally against windmills, personally, I wish I had one of my own. The farmers who own the land are being well paid with a yearly stipend and I am happy for them! When we visited Germany, we saw wind fields like these and I thought they were beautiful.


Unknown said...

My husband has family in Iowa in an area that is filled with these wind farms. I think they are amazing to watch and hear the "whoosh" sound. We got to inspect several up cool!

Celee said...

I have strong feelings both ways. I wrote a post a few months ago on the evils of wind farms mainly due to the huge power lines that carry the "dirty" electricity to the power plants. We have a ranch on the edge of Palo Duro Canyon and we don't want the power lines coming through our place. Btw, no money if the state decides to put power lines through your backyard. So, I was totally against them.

Now, we've been offered a lucrative wind farm lease deal on another ranch that's not scenic and doesn't hold the same sentimental value for us. I have to admit I'm pretty excited about this deal. It won't prevent our continuing to lease the grass and we never use the ranch for recreational purposes anyway. I guess it's all in the perspective.


Unknown said...

Wow...I've always wondered what they look like before they're all set up! It's amazing that the wind can generate such energy. :O)
Love in Christ,

rebi edel said...

It could also be quite noisy and if they are to close the constant changing of light and shadow can be a problem for the people living beside it.
Have a great weekend!

Me said...

I do realize that wind power is controversial and I wouldn't be such a fan of this new wind field if the farmers weren't being paid $10,000 a yr for each windmill on their property. After sometimes decades of struggling along as farmers, they will now have a nice little (sometimes huge) monetary boost.

Anonymous said...

I am all for it.. we have to find other ways to get rid of our dependence on fossil fuels..I know they are going to put them off the coast of my state.. I am all for it.


Brigid said...

I just found your blog about your beautiful family! My husband and I were both raised in upstate NY and moved with our 3 children from the area where these wind turbines are being built. It's such a lovely area with huge wind potential and people in desperate need of income from their land. You remind how much I loved that beautiful OLD house on a river, the birth of my children in Cooperstown and the lovely apples of Fall. Now we love mountains!
Nice work!