|Pretty but disappointingly scent-less, these lily bulbs from Lidl|
|One turbine is up. A second, to it's left is still on the ground|
in 'kit form'
The websites for Gaelectric and Moriarty are not that up to date but I read that the two turbines plus associated buildings, cabling and power sub-stations etc will cost around €8m, they can put out 4 MW of electricity and supply the power to 1800 homes. The towers are 84 m high and the blade (propellor) diameter is 80 m. With one blade vertical, then, the total height is 124 m or 406 feet. There will also be a meteorological mast on site.
|The second turbine under construction.|
|View from our hilltop with a standard lens - not that much|
of an eye-sore!
|Bob's cattle tuck into some new season silage. The weather|
had been so poor for grass growth that they had grazed off
all his non-silage land and he had had to bring this group
indoors to rest the grass.
|The outdoor group get a couple of cow-with-calf-at-foot |
pairs put in with them to try to calm the flighty boys down.
|White lace cap hydrangea.|
|The bee blanket in use this week.|
|We prefer the white variety of Japanese Anenome, though|
these flowers are a bit rain-bashed.