Farm


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 information on the Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County, Indiana

Select this link to see information on Wind Turbine Generation

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.

The Galloway Belted cows are a rare breed of Scottish beef cattle-also known as Oreo cow.

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Fearrington Village Map

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The Belted Galloway Cows at Fearrington Village Farm are a rare breed of Scottish beef cattle. They were introduced on the farm in 1982 and are there for visitors to view. I have visited the farm several times and am always interested to see the Galloway Belted cows.

The Fox River canoe trip flows through mostly marshy areas, but also farmland, and occasional houses can be seen.

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Select this link to get canoe trip information for th Southeast Fox River Area.

The Fox River canoe trip was 7 miles (4 hrs) from Mukwonago to Big Bend Wisconsin. The trip was started at the bridge crossing the Fox River on county road ES (National Ave). The take out point was at Big Bend Village Park. There are no dams and we encountered no other hazards. It’s a very windy river that flows through mostly marshy areas, but also farmland, woodland, and occasional houses can be seen. Some of the area is for wildlife preservation. Birds, including Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, a pair of Sandhill Cranes, Kingfishers, Swallows, Martins, Lesser Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Red Winged Black birds, and hawks can be seen. Also encountered were several fish jumping, turtles, a muskrat, and deer.

Select this link to see photos of the Green Heron Bird seen on the canoe trip

A typical 20 acre Southwest Missouri farm with mostly Angus cattle.

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Select this link to see information on Marshfield, Missouri

Marshfield, MO has the highest elevation (1493 ft) of any town on Interstate 44 east of the Rocky Mountains.

Fearington Village Center and Gardens-Spring 2009

Fearrington Village Center and Gardens-Spring 2009

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Fearrington Village Center and Gardens Info

Fearrington Village Map

Fearrington Village Camden Park Map

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