Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ At a historic farm

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very interesting.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in New Hampshire.

Do you know the location of weather vane #244?  Scroll down to see the answer...

This running horse weathervane was photographed at the Swenson Farm on Wallace Road in Merrimack, New Hampshire.  It is an antique two dimensional weather vane with a nice patina.  The cardinal points are particularly elegant, with the fancy curlicue supports.  The running horse weathervane is by far the most popular weather vane for barns in New Hampshire.

The Swenson farm is a landmark in the town of Merrimack.  It has been operated by the Swenson family since 1959, and has a popular farm stand.  The barn and farmhouse appear to be much, much older.  Karen Swenson is the assistant gardener who participates in the Merrimack community garden in Wasserman Park on Naticook Road.

Thanks to genealogy blogger June Stearns Butka, for taking me out to find this weathervane.  She was tipped off to this great weathervane by a resident of this farm and we had permission to photograph this.  I'm glad we had permission because the barn sits on a private, dirt road, and I never would have found it without her assistance!

Click here to see the entire series of Weathervane Wednesday posts!

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ At a historic farm", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 20, 2016 ( : accessed [access date]).

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