Roosevelt County is bringing a new addition to the county fairgrounds in the form of a 12,600-square-foot windmill park.
Longtime Portales residents Bill and Alta Dalley, who have collected old-fashioned windmills for the last 30 years, now have more than 80 windmills stored at their home on South Kilgore in Portales.
“When we mentioned we were getting rid of them, some of the kids and grandkids got upset ’cause they said it wouldn’t be home without the windmills,” Bill Dalley said, laughing. “The kids are wanting to keep them within the county and close to home.”
The windmill collection is not being moved far, since the couple has donated it to Roosevelt County, which will turn the collection into a 12,600-square-foot windmill park at the county fairgrounds. The display will be located between the event center and the Jake Lopez building and is due to open by February of next year.
The last I heard the county was still debating the pros and cons of saving the windmill collection, and most importantly... where to put them. It looks like that's all been solved, and Good On Roosevelt County and its pooh-bahs! I've written about the Dalley windmill collection in the near-wayback, and the pic comes from one of those posts.
Today's Lil Mystery...
The sponges, not the beer. Why do these damned things get so grody, so quickly when they spend their entire working lives in hot soapy water? I hate replacing them before their useful life is over, but OTOH I can't STAND lookin' at the damned things when they get that way.
The pic also does double-duty to illustrate what we're drinkin' at today's Happy Hour... a Sammy Adams Summer Ale (rated B- at Beer Advocate) (I'll prolly have more than one, actually, as I LOVE this beer.). I've decided to be as Green as I can possibly be, so we're doubling up subject matter to save precious pixels and expensive digital film. We're also re-using or recycling photos when we can. Isn't that impressive, conscientious, and forward-thinkin' of me? I need to research environmentalist awards as I prolly qualify for one. Just don't look at the bulb in my table lamp, mmm-kay? Shit. Now I've blown my cover.
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