Sunday, September 7, 2008
And the wind comes whippin' down the plains
"Illl-lii-nooiis, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain."
Ok, ok, so I took a little creative liberty with the lyrics but I'm sure Rodgers & Hammerstein don't mind.
Seriously, these things are starting to pop up all over around here. This particular wind farm is about an hour south of where we live.
There is another farm with 67 turbines just starting to go up not far from us. We watch the components go by our house almost every day now. These blades are 155 feet long!
Controversy aside, they're neat to look at and are very calming to sit and watch.
Hey, it beats watching the corn grow!