Their simplicity is beauty.
Illinois is perfect for this too. We were fortunate not to experience their winds but imagine how fast it could travel with no wind breaks. We are looking into having a much smaller version wind turbine installed at the top of our hill. It would offset our electric consumption. Take our word for it. The wind can whip down that hill. Just ask the siding on the house. Sometimes it just cant hang on and goes for a quick fly by.
We thought these were big from the highway. Up close they are huge.
Oh my goodness Dorothy, we aren't in Maine anymore....
I would like to come back someday and take the tour.
The sheep are doing fine. They do a whole lot of standing up and laying down. They have been steady munching on hay. We stopped for gas about 4pm yesterday and decided to give the sheep a drink. This hydrant was perfect for the job. The temps were still bitter in Indiana in the low teens.
The weather was still clear, I like driving in clear! I don't think the sheep drank anything. I think they were still a bit anxious.
Break time over back on the road. There just isn't the excitement on the return trip. If you saw it once..... We stopped last night around 11pm in New Stanton, PA. It was a long drive made worse by hitting snow in Ohio. We ran out of washer fluid which is not a safe thing. We came prepared with an extra gallon of the anti-freeze kind. That bed felt so comfortable. Alex has a cold, took Nyquil and crashed. I took Ibuprofen 800mg and my back felt much better. Darn, we are getting older. This sucks. Doesn't everyone feel better in their 30's? This morning the snow had lessened and this is the beauty we found. The roads are clear with flurries. Pennsylvania is one of my favorite states. I love the mountains and farms with big red barns tucked into meadows.
The roads are now clear, it's about 10am. I see Emily looking out the back window at the cars and trucks behind us. I can just imagine she is making weird faces and sticking her tongue out at the passengers like a small child when they think their parents aren't looking. I downloaded a video of the sound of the wind turbines. We didn't find the sound offensive or actually loud, a very peaceful whooshing sound. We have often heard the argument that they are loud. If this is what is keeping states from installing them, give it up people. We need to breathe clean air. Keep safe and warm. Much Love and Prayers from Mobile Mainely Ewes Farm.
Kelly and Alex