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JanG
The Endless Mountains, NE Pennsylvania
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Day 224. I am up on the water tank pad, but here I am looking west. Rinsing off the wet suits of the tank cleaners. (Yes, they knew I was taking their pictures! Can’t you tell?) This last picture is just the night sky on the way home. ***** Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at View from the farm
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Good evening…from the farm. Here are a few night sky pictures for your entertainment. This is the rig I can see from my porch off in the distance to the south-east. A couple of minutes after that, this is the rig I can see off to the west. I’m actually on the road at the bottom of my property taking the picture, but I can still see the rig from my porch. Later. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 223. I learned an interesting piece of information from the guys who empty the waste water holding tanks. They have to document every gallon of waste water that goes in to the tanks, and every gallon of water that comes out of the tanks. The idea that the gas companies can “spray it on the roads to get rid of it” just isn’t possible. Here’s a funny story from the guys who empty out and clean out the tanks. They opened a tank recently to empty it out, and had to stop to get in the tank to catch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 222. These last few pictures are of the natural gas pipeline being finished on the edge of the property. I took pictures of the pipeline being constructed on the right hand side of the property facing west a few months ago. Now they are ready to work on the pipeline on the left hand side of the road. This is the right hand side of the road going west. The pipeline here is finished and ready to hook up to the other side of the road. Now we’re looking at the left hand side of the road, facing west.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 219. Very wet, cold, and dreary. The site is already starting to look empty, although lots of the equipment is still there, but on the ground. ***** Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at View from the farm
I have been documenting what it is like to live on a small farm with natural gas wells popping up all over, since last December. At that time I thought the closest well was nine miles away. Today I can see two wells while standing on my front porch. I love this part of Pennsylvania, and I have tried to show the kind of activities that are available here. Check the categories "Festivals" and "Military" for some local sights. My special project has been to record the daily activities on the Jean Blaisure gas well site. Check the category "Blaisure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 218. I have been working on my barns and house to get them ready for winter, and I have gotten behind on publishing the pictures. I am going to publish the latest pictures first, then go back to the earlier ones, until I get to November 6. The Linde folks have been working hard on the connection to the pipeline. I particularly enjoyed watching the steam shovel operator at work. ***** Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 215. Additional pictures will be added in the near future. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 214. Here’s a shoutout to the guys from Linde. Most of the pictures today show work they did on the pipeline that will connect to the six wells on the Blaisure site. You will see them smoothing the edges of the welds that link the pipe segments, and wrapping them in two kinds of tape to create a waterproof seal for the weld. . ***** Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 213. Additional pictures will be added in the near future. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 212. Additional pictures will be added in the near future. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 211. More pictures from this date will be added in the near future. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 210. More pictures from this date will be added in the near future. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 208. A miserable, cold, rainy day. The Linde folks have gotten started on the pipeline connection. The drilling is getting close to finishing. ***** Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 205. Please excuse the quality of the pictures today. I forgot to reset the camera from “night scene” to “day scene”. ***** Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at View from the farm
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Day 203. Happy Halloween. We had our Halloween trick for the year: the first snow flurries of the season occurred today! ***** Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at View from the farm