Farm


Cattle farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee

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When driving on the back roads of Chatham County, North Carolina, small farms such as this horse farm can be seen .

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Missouri farmhouse on Route 19.

Missouri farms of Route 19.

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The 180's farm house shows the back porch activities of chopping wood, churning butter, pressing, ice box, washing, sorting, and baking.

The 180’s farm house shows the back porch activities of chopping wood, churning butter, pressing, ice box, washing, sorting, and baking.

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An 1870's German farm house with a working cattle farm, pigs, chickens, and garden.

An 1870’s German farm house with a working cattle farm, pigs, chickens, and garden.

Select this link to see panorama views of the German Schulz Farm at Old World Wisconsin

 

 

Red Angus cattle located on farms on Colorado prairie land

Red Angus cattle located on farms on Colorado prairie land

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A typical south Louisiana small cattle farm

A typical south Louisiana small cattle farm

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Farms and silos can be seen dotting the scenic landscape while driving through Illinois

Fall harvest is a busy time for the many grain silos that store and ship the harvest

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Wisconsin has some of the most picturesque farm and barn views that are enhansed by the winter snow.

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Wisconsin has many scenic classic farm and barn views, especially as seen during the snow-covered winter. Driving from Milwaukee to Beloit on I-43, over the rolling hills, several views were photographed as the sun was setting on a cold windy day.

This is a typical Wind farm located on farm land near Paw Paw, Illinois showing turbine towers, a substation, and transmission lines with the surrounding farms.

Select this link to see panorama photos of the Mendota Hills Wind Farm  

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Landowners and farmers are compensated by the Wind Farm developer on a constructual basis for each tower.

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This is the Fowler Ridge Wind Farm as seen off I-65 Interstate in Benton County, Indiana

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Select this link to see an article on Managing The Wind

I have become interested in the use of wind farms that are springing up for producing electrical power. The two wind farms that are shown here are representative of what is happening across the globe. At the end of 2010 the worldwide capacity of wind farms was 194 GW, or approximately 2.5% of worldwide electricity use. This is 2.5X what it was in 2007, because of the push by governments. The largest producers account for approximately 21% of electricity in Denmark, 18% Portugal, 14% the Republic of Ireland, 10% Spain, and 9% Germany. China now has the highest installed windpower capacity at 44.7 MW, next the US at 40.2 MW, and then Germany at 27.2 MW. The cost per unit of energy produced is now estimated to be about the same for coal, gas, and wind. It appears that wind farms will be a viable source for electrical power as long as it is pushed, given support, and financial incentives.

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