A visit to Wilson's farm, Le Roy
That big blue and white object in the background isn't some jet engine I PhotoShoped into a farm picture -- it's a wind turbine, called the WindTamer.
Owner Garry Wilson said the turbine will be fully operational this week and will provide more power than he needs for his farm.
Wilson's farm is on Route 19 in Le Roy, right next door to the suspected meth lab police found this morning.
While Wilson said he's never heard a blade-type wind turbine, this one doesn't make much noise at all.
"We had quite a bit of wind a few nights back and it was no louder than a truck idling," Wilson said.
The turbines are advertised as more efficient, producing more power, than conventional turbines.
Wilson said he believes he has the first WindTamer in Genesee County, and the first turbine of any kind in Le Roy.
I got a chance to talk with Garry because while I was waiting for something interesting to happen at the suspected meth lab house (more on that later), I stood along the edge of the road and started trying to take some pictures of his horses, which is when I spotted one laying on the ground with its hoof apparently caught on a fence railing.
I spotted Garry's number and gave him a call. He came out immediately to help the horse get uncaught and get back up. He said it happens once in a while when the horse lays down too close to the fence and then rolls over, getting its hoof caught.
Pictures below of the horse rescue as well as one of Garry throwing some hay to his horses and of his cattle.
The horse seemed perfectly fine after it got up, even coming over to the railing where I was hoping I might be a person with a treat. Sorry, horse, no treats.