I've been collecting photographs of the many, many weathervanes in the Nutfield area (Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire). I decided to start a new meme at my blog called "Weathervane Wednesday" to feature some of this photography. If you want a challenge, I'll post the locations at the bottom of the page so you can scroll down far enough to see the photo, but not the location, and try to guess where you may have seen these lovely weathervanes.
Weathervanes are a form of folk art now featured in fine art museum such as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and at the Currier Gallery Museum in Manchester, New Hampshire. Prices for weathervanes have risen dramatically at recent auctions, and many have become victims of theft and vandalism. By appreciating their beauty and history, perhaps we can preserve the weathervanes of New Hampshire.
Can you guess the location of weather vane #8?
This weather vane is located at Merrill Farm, on Old Mammoth Road, Londonderry. It is the prime place in town for farm fresh eggs, U-Pick apples and a great farm stand. Perhaps they are honoring their laying hens with this proud rooster?
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