“There were big huge explosions – boom – when the well was burping. It always felt like you were in a war zone. We were constantly on edge from the static in the air, the noise, the vibrations, the constant light, not sleeping. Looking back, I think the sleep deprivation was one of the hardest things. We all left there depressed, fatigued, with sore throats and headaches all the time. Before the oil and gas moved in, we used to walk around outside every day. You’d be out there walking and see the cloud and realize, ‘I can’t get home before that gets to me.’”
View from the Mogens’ farm.