Makes me wonder

September 15, 2017 — Leave a comment

I am recovering from my many maladies of the last 9 months and am almost back to normal. I have always thought about the “older” men who are being driven around by their wives. How could you give up driving? Well I’ll tell you; having a chauffeur is really not too bad and even though I have started driving again being driven is really kind of nice and she is a very good driver.

Today we went to the Apple Works and bought 4 different kinds of apples and then went to Krogers for the next 3 days’ worth of food, got to have really green bananas. On the way to the orchard we drove by the solar farm just south of SR44 on SR 135. I think it is a wonderful thing that the  REMC is using “solar” to augment their supply of electricity and I really think that solar and wind power are the future for generating electricity. However, why take prime farm land out of production for the solar farm? There are thousands of acres in Johnson and surrounding counties that are not suitable for crop production, and less expensive. If we keep using productive farm land for houses and solar farms at some point we will run out of food producing acres and I don’t think we can live off of Solar energy.

Thanks for listening,

Richard Isley

The crotchety old man

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