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Today's weather vane was photographed at the Frye's Measure Mill in Wilton, New Hampshire. This is one of my favorite, hidden spots in the Granite State. It is a step back in time to the days when we measured things in bushels, pecks and gills. A "measure" was a wooden container used to dole out, or collect, or store grains, foodstuffs, or other items. The "measure mill" was a water powered building where pulleys and gears worked mechanical saws, lathes and equipment that made the wooden measures. You can tour the working measure mill here and visit the gift shop where the wooden measures, shaker boxes and other wooden items are still sold.
The weather vane is a two dimensional running horse. It's a very traditional vane for a very old fashioned and historic building. The measure mill dates from about 1858.
A previous blog post about this measure mill....
Frye's Measure Mill website http://www.fryesmeasuremill.com/
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