Monday, 31 December 2007

Let it Blow, Let it Blow, Let it Blow!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to announce that we have finally got our wind generator erected! We bought it earlier in the year, but for a number of reasons we have not got around to putting it up. Until now! So we can just say that we erected it in 2007.

Here's a couple of photos of T and Harry with the wind generator, moments after we realised that yes, we had managed it and no, it wasn't in imminent danger of collapse:



The boys did most of the clever stuff, whilst I served as a combination of 'go fer', photographer and cannon fodder ("Just stand there and tell us if it looks like it's going to fall over...")

And just in case that sounds too easy, here is a photo of my feet, to show you what conditions were like (well actually you can't see my feet as they're sunk in the mud - just my legs and the tops of my wellies).


But really, despite the mud and our apprehensions about how difficult it would be, it all went rather smoothly. Hopefully another good omen!

It's only a small wind generator, but as we only have low-energy light bulbs in the house it should be sufficient to supply enough power for our lighting needs and possibly run the computer or another small appliance. Naturally I will keep you up to date with its progress.

Happy New Year!

12 comments:

Leanne said...

I think thats fab!! well done you!! Love the pic of your shy feet!!!

leanne x

Hope Springs said...

Good luck with the Wind Generator. I too usually play the gopher while others do the work. Wishing you the best New Year possible.

Happy New Year!!

willow said...

Thats very impressive. I hope you get suitable weather - it was very windy when we popped over the border a couple of days ago!

Happy New Year.

Cottage Smallholder said...

How exciting. I am envious. Thanks for an inspirational blog.

May 2008 answer all your dreams.

Happy New Year!

Fiona x

Mike Farley said...

Fantastic! With that AND the solar panels I expect you to be wired up to the National Grid soon to help out other customers.

kathyann said...

wow! Well done to you all,what a good start to 2008!
The girls and I just popped over to wieh you and yours a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR,love from Kathyann and all at meg's mum's muffins

Moncha Eilís said...

A very happy, healthy 2008
I hope this new year will be a greatone for you !!

Reya Mellicker said...

Excellent! Brother Wind is usually more than happy to blow his head off whenever possible. Fantastic!

Happy new year!

elizabethm said...

What a lovely blog and thank you for your comments on mine. Like your egg photo too! Our Welsummer is continuing to lay away most days. Very interested in the wind turbine. We felt we wouldn't produce enough electricity to justify the expense of erecting one so would be really interested to hear how it goes!

Kitchen Witch said...

Here via, sort of, the comments box at Hedgewizard (though I think this was tangential, or something) - just wanted to say hello, and well done on the generator! Your winter pictures further down the page are fab, btw.

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

We are thinking about a small wind turbine as well, so am quite curious to see how yours goes as we are probably in similar wind conditions...

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