Random huntin' and peckin' in the grist of the Shenandoah Valley.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The answer is blowin' in the wind
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, of which Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-op is a member, has announced that it signed a long term contract to purchase wind generated power from AES's wind energy project in central Pennsylvania. With wind energy farms on the horizon for Highland Co., Shenandoah Co., and other western Virginia locations this deal could signal commercial viability of this renewable resource. While there are some environmental concerns - mostly issues with bats and migratory birds - wind energy has to be part of a clean and renewable energy future.
The co-op also plans to purchase power from the Hydro FS hydroelectric project in Alleghany County, Virginia.
This is certainly worth crowing about! Two clucks for ODEC!!
Below is my first post on Coarse Cracked Corn. It remains a good description of what's happening. I look forward to your comments, but really don't give a cluck if you agree, disagree, or want to chop the chicken's head off. Most of this pecking around is just me crowing.
Coarse cracked corn is chicken feed - 8% protein, 2.50% fat, and 2.75% fiber. Good stuff made at mills right here in the Shenandoah Valley around 1900. Coarse Cracked Corn, the blog, will be a little like that - pecking around at history, news, and current events in the region. A little grain in, lots of manure out, eggs for breakfast, and a chicken in every pot.
I have no idea where this blog will go or how fast it will get there. Time will tell.