Thursday, September 16, 2010

If you build them, they will turn...

"Thou hast seen nothing yet!"
-- Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote

The windmill is up!

Iconic and nostalgia-evoking, the windmill has been the energy workhorse of traditional farms for many generations, and it remains so today. 3 Boys Farm will soon be installing state-of-the-art solar panels, but when it comes to harvesting the wind, why re-invent the wheel, so to speak?

(By the way, the earliest eggplants--a test crop--were outrageously delicious: we sliced and grilled them, then dressed them with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Soon, tomatoes. Grown without pesticides, of course, and sure to be as intensely flavorful as our first crops of basil, lettuce, eggplant, and cucumbers.)

Another Cervantes quote, then:

"In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd."