“The sound of corn growing in a field of wind turbines” (USA Midwest)
Sep 14, 2013
I’ve been going out to Gilford township when possible, to a wooded area owned by a friend. He has acreage, and is surrounded by the turbines on three sides. There are about seven to eight turbines within a half mile radius of his property—east ,west and north.
So, Sunday I did a little walkabout. All the turbines were running and as, we know, you can absolutely hear them from all sides.
Just happens to be corn this year growing in this area. (Farmers, here, rotate corn, beans, sugar beets and wheat. This is a bonus compared to other agriculture practices since the soil here is some of the best in the world.)
“That there is some pretty soil! Imagine the color when it’s wet!” (Ella)
I walked into the corn field towards one of the turbines. I am wondering, Has anybody ever been inside a corn field when turbines are running?
I don’t know if anyone is interested in what I discovered, or if this is already known. When traveling through the field, I can certainly understand why the animals would flee. The sound tunnels beneath the fields, like you’re inside an actual tunnel with noise flowing through.
The only sound is the turbines. No road traffic, nothing but turbine “whoosh” through acres and acres of land.
I felt like I was transported from the Star Ship Enterprise to the Borg Ship.