Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Target Practice?

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  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  is from somewhere in Vermont.

Do you know the location of weather vane #197? Scroll down to see the answer!

Today's weather vane was spotted on the back wing of the Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont.  This two dimensional cow weather vane is above a ventilation unit and it appears to have been hit by a few bullets and flying objects over the years.  This is quite common, and many of the weather vanes I've seen have a few bullet holes.  Some yahoos think that the moving vanes make good target practice.

The Vermont Country Store is a catalog and internet business that started right here in Weston in 1946 as a real country store by Vrest and Mildred Orton.  It is still run by the Orton family.  Vrest and Mildred Orton started the mail order business in 1945.  Vrest's grandfather had run a country store in Calais, Vermont, and so in 1946 he opened this store, too, as an outlet for his mail order business. They sell unique, practical and hard to find items.

The Vermont Country Store website

The Vermont Country Store Facebook page

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