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With all the talk of drones, along comes two identical black helicopters over the farm house. Loud as all get up, had a chance to grab the phone camera.

Couldn’t see any markings on it at all. Fair to rule out traffic copters as there is no traffic in our little town.

We’ve had the fracking helicopters but they have been blue, fly lower, and usually are carrying long wires with what we assume is seismic gadgetry.

Ya just got to wonder who is up there, looking down here. Are there really Men in black?

March 7, 1013

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Frack baby Frack! Chesapeake Energy has been all over our farm and surrounding counties to determine if there is, ‘gold in them there hills,’ so to speak.

Most of the roads and surrounding land have pink flags to mark off potential areas for seismic testing, in search of underground oil and gas. There are wires laying on the ground and helicopters flying when weather permits. To explain how to testing works, read here.

The technology is amazing. In our rural area we’ve seen a few new above ground wells, new gas lines being installed and one fracking well- though not on our land.

We are exhausted over the debate over the Keystone project. America needs to rely on its own energy resources. Now that President Obama has all but shut down the coal industry and denied numerous permitting on federal land, we must rely on Chesapeake and similar companies to reduce our reliance on foreign oil and gas. Billions of wasted tax dollars to Solyndra and the Chevy Volt reinforce that fact.

As for BP, we’re pretty sure they didn’t want to loose billions in the Gulf disaster, cause the loss of life or create environmental hazards. Between the EPA and a zillion other environmental laws is it any wonder that there is fuel in our cars, heat in our homes, air conditioning to run? Yes there there are risks, but otherwise we’d all freeze to death in the dark- clinging to our bibles and guns.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu Will Soon End His Experiment in Washington. He is expected to be replaced with
Tom Steyer, the head of major hedge fund Farallon Capital Management. More on that

A hedge fund guy to be energy sec? Our confidence level isn’t exactly rising. With news out of Algeria of mass casualties at a natural gas facility.

Whatever your thought on global warming, it’s still winter in much of the USA. The heat and electric are on in most parts and the helicopters are flying, the wires are laying in wait to see what treasures the earth will reveal.

Chesapeake, kinda Made in America.

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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.

So far, 36 companies that have received federal support from taxpayers have either gone bankrupt or are laying off workers and are heading for bankruptcy. This list includes only those companies that received federal money from the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy. The amount of money indicated does not reflect how much was actually received or spent but how much was offered. The amount also does not include other state, local, and federal tax credits and subsidies, which push the amount of money these companies have received from taxpayers even higher.
List of Failed Green Co’s That Got Federal $

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.

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