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wind power http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1224/all en Ferrisburgh farmer turns back time to generate power http://addisonindependent.com/201201ferrisburgh-farmer-turns-back-time-generate-power <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10538" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201ferrisburgh-farmer-turns-back-time-generate-power"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/windmill0051.thumbnail.jpg" alt="windmill0051.jpg" title="windmill0051.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ERIK ANDRUS STANDS next to the windmill he created to replace two gas-powered pumps that supply water to the five-acre rice paddy on his Ferrisburgh farm. A sustainable agricultural grant funded the low-cost project. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> FERRISBURGH &mdash; From a distance, the vertical green panels revolving in a back field at Boundbrook Farm in Ferrisburgh look more like an art installation than a piece of farm equipment.</p> <p> But don&rsquo;t be deceived: Come spring, the unconventional windmill will pump as many as 150 gallons of water a minute into farmer Erik Andrus&rsquo;s 5-acre rice paddy, day in and day out.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10524">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201ferrisburgh-farmer-turns-back-time-generate-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh agriculture energy wind power Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:00:08 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10524 at http://addisonindependent.com