The Best Farm to Live On?

I have been doing a lot of driving around the Midwest over the last two weeks on my way to interviews, which I may or may not blog about soon.  My favorite thing to look at while driving (ooh wait, sorry, SECOND favorite after lakes!) is wind farms!  They are so pretty!  I know some people complain about them and actually think they are ugly because they seem so strange in the farmland, but I think they’re great.

Did you know that Iowa is #2 for having the most wind power installed in a state?  I haven’t seen any wind farms in Iowa; I think maybe they’re in the N/NW part of the state.

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Wind farm in Iowa. Pretty, no?

Wind farm in Hancock County

Wind farm in Hancock County

I did see wind farms in Illinois on my trip.  Illinois is ranked #10 in most wind power.

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Wind farm in Illinois

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Another wind farm in IL

What a good, CLEAN way to get energy!  Way to go, Midwest!  It’s nice to know your boring flatness is good for something.  :)

- Jill

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4 Responses to “The Best Farm to Live On?”


  1. 1 ngtjennifer July 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I go past a lot of these on the way to my parent’s new house!!!

  2. 2 ngtjill July 7, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Awesome! Where did your parents move to?

  3. 3 ngtjennifer July 7, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    They just moved to Nevada (pronounced Ne-VAY-da, don’t get that wrong, they will never let you forget it).

  4. 4 ngtamber July 14, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Omigosh, they (not sure who “they” is…) are storing all the huge windmill blades on a lot in Eldridge: there are literally HUNDREDS of them just sitting there and driving around on 1-80. THEY ARE SO HUGE! really bums me out that they are all for windmills far from here.


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