Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wind Mills

Windmills were a part of my life for a long time. I used to love hearing the soft creak as it turned slowly on lazy summer days. Our windmill used to stand at the top of the hill and pumped water for our barn. If I got daring enough and chimbed up the side the views over the country side were breath taking.
Over the past ten years there have been a lot of wind farms starting to pop up in our area. They dot the horizon on most of the roads we travel. When they were working on the first ones I wasn't very thrilled about it since it ruined the scenic view we had from our farm on top of the mountain.  But they look spectacular compared to the one someone tried to build to produce power for their home and shop.

Needless to say it doesn't work and it has a lot of people wishing they would tear it down.

6 comments:

LDH said...

Oh, how sad the wind mill doesn't work. It seems like quite a large project to build without it being a success.

Always a joy stopping by your place here and reading your sweet stories! :)

Angelle said...

Considering other power sources, I think they're downright elegant. Of course, we wouldn't need so much of this if we would all just simplify a little.

I don't like power lines.

Mommy Of Two Little Blessings said...

Found you through your comment on Marmee's Pantry and enjoyed singing with Patty Dunn and "Daddy's Hands". I have a facination with the simplicity I have read the Amish have and look forward to reading your thoughs here. Feel free to fallow me as well. I am a God fearing, blessed wife, and mother of two little blessings we hope to home school. I pray you see God's blessings in this day. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

Happy Times said...

I clicked on the picture of the homemade windmill and had to chuckle! Seriously it looks like something our eleven year old son cobbled together.

I can well imagine that all the neighbors would be glad to get rid of that eyesore.

Janie said...

We had an old windmill pump for our horses when I was a kid.
I don't mind the wind farms, but I agree, the homemade one is a bit of an eyesore.

Kathleen said...

Where I used to live,there were a number of windmills for grinding grain. They were the 1600's version of windmills as were used in England before the settlers came to the area. They are preserved as historic architectural sites. There still are some, but only a few relics of the old time wooden wheel type farm windmills left there. I loved to see them, and still do, here in our new area. I don't care for the tall, sleek white ones much, but prefer the old ones with the paddles on their wheels to catch the breezes.