Thursday, March 31, 2016

BARN WEATHERVANE, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and hopefully recreate it...enjoy!


While perusing the Internet, looking for inspiration for the farm, we were looking at barn pictures.  Then it hit us:  We need a weathervane!!!  I mean, is there anything more iconic on a big barn than a weathervane turning with the wind?  The big N, W, S, E directions, the arrow pointing into the wind...too fun!

So we did some Googling...wow there are are about a million weathervanes out there.  Everything from roosters and hens and cows to dolphins, sports teams, and power tools.  Who knew?   So we're on the hunt for a good one.  We have to get something the right scale for the barn. 


 Do we put one on the mower shed too? 
 Or just the big barn?  
Rooster or hen or some other animal?  
Decisions decisions!

Be inspired!

P.S.  Adrian is better, allergies and that time of year, and my headache is long gone so we're both on the mend.  Catching up on comments too, thank you all!



19 comments:

Colleen said...

Weather vanes adds that great country touch I think. I would go with something of a country one; chickens or maybe a bee weather vane if you can find one.
We have one but we opted to mount ours on top of a 4x4 post in place of mounting on top of shed where it could do serious damage to our shed roof during the strong winds that we have here. A 4x4 post is cheaper to replace than a shed roof.

Colleen said...

https://www.google.com/search?q=bee+weathervanes&biw=1536&bih=787&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiR4v7Jj-vLAhUksoMKHUJ2AeEQsAQIOw

Nice, But Very pricey; http://www.westcoastweathervanes.com/weathervanes/beehive-weathervane-with-bees-text-new/

Currently Unavailable; http://www.amazon.com/Bumble-Decorative-Weathervane-Metal-Garden/dp/B00OZ63N4K

Copper; https://www.barharborweathervanes.com/more-weathervanes/copper-bee-weathervane-320/

Dawn McHugh said...

A weather vane is on my list, I looked at the designs available and just could not deiced which one to have I have thought about getting one made something unique

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i am a bit of a weathervane junkie! i have a ton of them. to bits of advice: get a big one! no matter how big they are, they look small when you put them up there. and think about adding a cupola. they look better sitting on one and then you don't have to mess with your roof.there is a great company by freeport maine that ships all of the stuff you need.

Colleen said...

Good to hear that you both are feeling much better.

janie said...

Glad to read you both are feeling better!! Can't wait to see which weathervanes your decide on. Enjoy, Janie

Linda said...

Flying Pigs!! http://coppertopsofnh.com/images/new-oct-2010/medium/winged-pig-3d-ct250.jpg
or Dragons!!! http://coppertopsofnh.com/images/ct-817-medievil-dragon.jpg
LOL!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

I like the idea of a weather vane on your large barn. Good to hear you both are feeling better.

Texas Rose said...

A weather vane on your barn will look great! Glad to hear y'all both are feeling better.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Party pig!! https://www.barharborweathervanes.com/pig-weathervanes/copper-party-pig-weathervane-102/

1st Man said...

Thank you for the well wishes and thank you, as always, for finding some great links. I love the idea of it on a post, got your picture, that's awesome. I never thought about a bee, that's cool!

1st Man said...

There are SO many aren't there? And having one on every building might be overkill, LOL!

1st Man said...

And here's a vote for no such thing as overkill like i feared above. Thanks!! And I love the idea of a cupola...makes it look more finished too. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

That might not happen this Spring but it's on the list for sure. I need to get our 'stars' up on the barns too. Thanks for the well wishes!

1st Man said...

When pigs fly, that's awesome!! And dragons are always fun. Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

Yeah, I think the zen machine shed might be too small. The big barn makes sense. Thanks!! And thanks for the well wishes!

1st Man said...

Thank you!! And thanks!!

1st Man said...

OK, now that's hilariously awesome!!! Kinda pricey but the party pig is pretty cool.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

It made me giggle :)