Sustainability…

Thoughtful Thursday

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Sustainability = Working with Mother Nature to harvest her gifts while using technology and science to help maintain the delicate balance that ensures both the prosperity of Americans and the long term vitality of the land of the free.

The Feed Yard Foodie

 What does this picture make you think of?

 

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6 responses to “Sustainability…

  1. There are acres of these in Germany, sometimes as far as you can see and also fields of solar panels.

    • Yes, Europe has many of them — as well as my neighboring state of Iowa. Windmill energy is an interesting topic — one that people seem to have varying opinions about. I think that they look really, really neat and I love the image above. However, I have to admit that there is much work to be done before wind energy is really efficient and cost effective.

      I shared this picture mostly because I loved the image. We were traveling to Ainsworth, NE to attend my daughter’s basketball game and as I had to pull the car over to the side of the road so that I could take the picture. The blend of traditional with new age in the image intrigued me 🙂

      I hope that all is well with you!
      Best,
      Anne

  2. Bird migratory patterns being disturbed, neighbors that hate them, a beautiful view ruined by large, inefficient hunks of metal paid for by my tax dollars to create the illusion of sustainability. Sorry, I hate wind power unless its pumping water for my cattle in the most basic manner. I would die before I let someone put one of those things on my horizon.

    • These towers certainly leave folks with mixed emotions. There are many that feel as you do, but I thought that the image was thought provoking and worth sharing. I would ask that you look beyond the controversy of the new age wind towers and appreciate the picture for the blend of new and old (traditional) technology — the need to try new things in the name of continuous improvement.

      Thanks for sharing.
      Best,
      Anne

  3. Megan

    We have windmills near our feed lot too. i personally think they are strangely beautiful. I do think there are current benefits. My farmer and I also worry about what they will look like 25 years from now. Will they pollute our landscape? It’s all yet to be determined, but for now I will enjoy them!

    • I agree, Megan. I don’t know what the future for them holds, but it is interesting to watch the journey.

      I hope that our society will always continue to search for ways to improve and generate new ideas for the future. I believe that our sustainability is tied to the blend of the old and the new; and that we must not be afraid to try new things — or to be honest when they sometimes do not work out. The “jury is still out” on wind powered energy 🙂

      Best,
      Anne

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