I've been photographing the weather vanes in the historic area of Nutfield, New Hampshire. Nutfield used to be where Derry and Londonderry are located today, but also covered Windham and parts of Hudson and Manchester, New Hampshire. Today's weathervane is in Hudson.
Do you know the location of weathervane #53? Scroll down to see the answer.
This weathervane is located at the former Nadeau Dairy Farm on Old Derry Road. Emery Nadeau ran a dairy farm that was the last herd of cows in Hudson, New Hampshire, aside from the cows at Alvirne High School's agricultural center. He was the third generation of his family to raise cows on this property since 1902. The farmhouse is over 200 years old. The dairy herd and equipment were sold in 2002, and over the past ten years the barns have been converted over to rental business storage, offices and garages.
A 12 December 2004 AP story in the Boston Globe about the Nadeau farmland sale:
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