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Thumbwind’s 2011 Wind Farm Predictions for Huron County Proved True

BladeBack when Thumbwind was launched about six years ago we undertook the the the 2011-2012 Thumb Wind Survey. It was one of the most viewed articles we posted in the early days. We predicted a total of 466 turbines in the thumb by 2017.

As of March 2017 the Huron Daily Tribune reported 473 wind turbines operational in Huron County.  ThumbWind’s popular Wind Farm Map serves to track wind farms being planned or in operation throughout Michigan. We also added Wind Farm Accidents to our page.

Needless-to-say this is well beyond our expectations in 2011. The recent moratorium of new wind farms  has halted several large projects in Huron County but  projects in Tuscola and Sanilac continue to proceed. Development of new wind farms has turned to Mid-Michigan as of the projects are being proposed in Isabella County.

Thumbwind.com will be consolidating its  tracking of projects this Fall and projecting a 2018-2020 projection by January 2018.


Wind Turbine Predictons for Huron County Michigan Made in 2011 Prove True Today

BladeBack when I first started this blog about three years ago I did the the 2011-2012 Thumb Wind Survey. I predicted a total of 466 turbines in the thumb by 2017.

Today (October 10, 2013) the Huron Daily Tribune reported that ” “By sometime next year, we should have 328 wind turbines in Huron County because of what has been approved and what is under construction, Ninety-eight turbines are currently under construction.”

Needless-to-say this is well beyond our expectation in 2011 of the projected turbines built and in place by 2017. Thumbwind.com will be consolidating its  tracking of projects during the winter and projecting a 2014-2020 projection by January 2014.

Offended by Meat?

For the past several years Walt’s Meat Market has come up with cute tongue in cheek sayings that they have placed on their sign that faces M-25.  Their motto is “Nobody Beats Walt’s Meat” thus the sayings usually are something akin to “Most Grills love Walt’s Meat”.  We looked forward to what the sign will read has the store staff changed it each week. The owners, Rick & Lynne Jones even had contests and customers could submit their own sayings for consideration. It was fun and unique.

The sign custom ended abruptly midsummer 2009. Some dim witted pervert thought that the sayings on the sign too sexy.  They said a group of nearby residents was offended by the catchy epigrams and threatened to boycott the store. Sadly due to pressure they discontinued the wity inscriptions.  While I totally understand it was a business decision to stop the custom I’m just wondering what kind sick mind comes up with thinking that a butcher shop is source of debauchery.

2012 Update – Recent scans of the blogsphere have spotted images of Walt’s Meat older signage as postings. This year Walt’s Meats have been voted the best Gourmet Grocery in Huron County.