My sister’s dog, Spike, is watching a squirrel or the birds at the bird feeder. I was sitting to the side and captured him “touching” his reflection in the glass door.
There are two new wind farms between my sister’s home in Des Moines, Iowa and my Dad’s in eastern Nebraska. During the drive today, I was totally amazed at how fast this one had gone up in Walnut, IA. It was not there during our early August trip. It is not in production yet, so all the windmill heads are pointing in whatever direction they were when assembled by the men with the large cranes.
When operational, wind farms are absolutely beautiful — with all the heads facing the same way and slowly turning in the wind — generating electricity and putting it out on the grid. Huge cross-country power lines are located near this field — a necessity for the wind farms to be feasible. There are 67 total windmills in this area with 35 more to be built before the end of December of this year.