Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Great Big Apple!

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I first started by publishing posts about weathervanes from the Nutfield area, but now I've been finding interesting and historical weathervanes from all over New Hampshire and New England.  Sometimes my weathervanes have an interesting history, and sometimes they are just whimsical.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weathervanes outside of New England.

Today's weathervane is from Massachusetts.

Do you know the location of weather vane #248?  Scroll down to see the answer!

This big apple weathervane was photographed above the farm stand at Brooksby Farm in Peabody, Massachusetts.  This is a city owned orchard and farm located at the former Felton homestead, built by my ancestor Nathaniel Felton in 1644.  You can read all about Nathaniel Felton at this link HERE.   As you approach the farm stand where this weather is located, you will pass the two Felton homesteads dating from the 17th century, the Smith barn (with a cow weathervane), and a re-located Peabody fire house, Engine Company Number 3, (with a centaur weathervane).   A plethora of weather vanes for fans!

Brooksby Farm is now a recreation area, with orchards, vegetables, berries and opportunities to pick your own produce.  There are also summer camps, a petting zoo, field trips, and rentals for weddings and other functions.

The website for Brooksby Farm:

Click here to see the entire series of weathervanes at this blog!

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ A Great Big Apple!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 25, 2015, ( : accessed [access date]).

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