My friend Taylor, a fellow KUCD alumni, sent me this cartoon she drew inspired by my recent post about Maude. She captured that sheep’s spirit perfectly. If March dares to roar at her she will stare daggers and remind him who has been standing on the hill longer than 31 days…. Thank you Taylor! And […]
Of the many inventions that science has thrown at mankind, the discovery of electricity was one of the most useful of all. It would be difficult to imagine what life would be like without electricity in our homes, offices or even in our vehicles when on the go. A generator is a device that uses fuel to run an engine and produce electricity. It has become an essential requirement in most places today where one cannot make do with an inverter or an uninterrupted power supply source is either not available or not available for the duration required.
When considering a place like a farm house, there are many uses that come to mind which can be discussed for a generator. Some of these uses are discussed below.
- DISRUPTED POWER LINES: Living on a farm generally means staying away from densely populated areas and that has a direct relationship to the amount of services available to you. Long running power lines are generally used to supply electricity to farms due to absence of junction boxes and high tension capacitors. In the event of a rupture or break in these lines, it may take hours for the line repair man to reach and identify the fault. Such a sustained power outage will need a generator to help restore normalcy to life till the fault is rectified.
- RUNNING OF HEAVY MACHINERY: Farm houses usually have heavy machinery in terms of bore wells, large pumps and motors etc. it is not always feasible to run these heavy machines on commercially supplied power as it may turn out to be more expensive in the first place and secondly there would not be any guarantee of uninterrupted power supply.
- SUSTAINING FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Living far off from civilization has its own challenges. There is always a pressing need to stock up in terms of food items and beverages because of the distances involved to reach the closest general store, grocery counter or in some cases the market in the neighboring town. In such cases, it becomes imperative that there is a cold storage or even a large refrigerator available that is supplied with electricity around the clock so as to ensure that the food and drinks are not ruined due to power outage.
- GRID FAILURE IN THE URBAN AREAS: Not having your own power supply would mean that you are totally dependent on the power grid and the power distribution system of the closest town or district. In case of a major grid failure in such towns either due to an act of sabotage or due to a natural calamity, it is unlikely that the standby measures would be extended to the outskirts of the towns. It is more likely that major offices and posh residences are kept on power backups. In such an eventuality, it is imperative that you have your own power generator so that you can be prepared for those dark nights in case the need arises.