Wendel the Wind Turbine

Wendel the wind turbine felt a steady breeze on his face and a soft buzz of energy as his long blades turned for the first time. A tickly feeling traveled down through the wires inside his pole to a metal box below where a person in a construction hat tightened some bolts.

Nearby, another worker was taking down an old wood and metal windmill that stood over a tall circle of stacked fieldstones. Old “Woody” had pumped water from the farm well for many years. Wendel was a new, smaller wind turbine. He would generate electricity to pump water from the well and to power the family farm.

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