Seismic testing will begin on the farm today as Chesapeake Energy explores for oil and gas.
There are numerous flags, stakes, and markers. Kinda afraid to go up close in case there is a remote detonation and we happen to be standing on dynamite. The animals are in the pasture but surely they will hear and feel the ground vibration. We’ve eaten the chickens so not worried about egg production.
A few years back we attended a huge, week long fireworks event. It was put on by PGI- the pyrotechnics guild. The cows stopped producing milk and the chickens stopped laying eggs. Luckily the had insurance but that’s pretty nutty.
We’re pretty confident that there will be no problems. We do wonder how loud it will be. And, if it will feel like an earthquake happening. It’s doubtful they will share the findings as surely they will be proprietary. Suppose we’ll know if we sit on a pocket of oil or gas if Chesapeake shows up with a drilling platform.
Chesapeake drilled a well about 30 miles from us. Seemed like chaos for maybe a month, but the area looks pretty tidy now although the footprint was larger than expected.
Fracking is pretty controversial and in the end, the decision was made to let them on property on the fact that we use energy and that energy has to come from somewhere. It sure a shytt isn’t coming from the likes of Solyndra.
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We did take some extra precautions against any damages and likely you should too if they knock on your door. This document helped Homeowners guide for seismic testing
Can’t get the song, Hell’s Bells out of our head. Good thing we like rock n roll!
22 Oct 2012- testing complete. Didn’t notice a thing. All is well on the farm.