Sunday, July 6, 2008

Farming Wheat, Farming Wind

I'm in Walla Walla, Washington tonite, on my way to Pomeroy, Washington tomorrow to have a look at a post-fire management project that's underway on the Umatilla National Forest. Going to work on Sunday afternoon of a holiday weekend isn't exactly what I prefer to do, but the drive up the Columbia Gorge today and then heading east in Washington, entering the Palouse wheat growing region is a beautiful drive. Along US 730 you get a great view of the Stateline and Nine Canyon Wind Farms--electrical generating facilities that we support (Nine Canyon) with our Blue Sky surcharge to Pacific Power. Coming around the corner on US 12, just west of Walla Walla was a beautiful view of wheat almost ready to harvest on the rolling hills.

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