Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Rainbow over Windmill

A view towards Barbon Fells facing Northeast with the Backsbottom Farm windmill just visible. This view can be seen by walking from Roeburnscar , through the garden, up the valley, right over the Roeburn at the footbridge, up the farm track to the farm buildings and onto the tarmac road which is Roeburndale West road. The walk is a round trip if you head back right onto the tarmac to Wray and the cottage. Other than the tarmac, all the walk is on the farm.
"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." Thomas Edison (1931)