Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Dragon

Happy 3rd Anniversary to Weathervane Wednesday!

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  Tomorrow is the third anniversary of Weathervane Wednesday and we are up to over 170 different weather vanes!  I started by publishing weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all across New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting. Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes, too! Today's weather vane was spotted in Vermont.

Do you know the location of weather vane #170? Scroll down to the bottom to see the answer!

Today's weather vane was photographed on the cupola above the Farm Barn at the Shelburne Farms Center in Shelburne, Vermont.  This private foundation was built on the estate of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Web.  It is a non profit educational foundation whose mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future. The campus is a 14,000 working farm and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain. 

The Farm Barn is five stories tall and the inner courtyard is nearly two acres.  It was built in 1886 to house machinery, offices, storage, stables and workshops. Today it houses an elementary school, a children's farmyard, administrative offices, an organic bakery, a furniture workshop, and a center for children's field trips to Shelburne Farms.  

There is also a large coach barn, a dairy barn and a breeding barn on the property.  Each barn is picturesque and unusual. 

The Shelburne Farms website

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