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Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Nothing more stereotypically depicts country living than a weather sitting proudly atop a barn, house, or other outbuilding on a farm.  (Growing up in Iowa, we had an Arabian horse weathervane on top of our horse barn.)  There's just something about a weathervane that makes the building, and indeed the whole farm, more charming.

One of the more popular animals to traditionally grace the top of weathervanes is the chicken, and since I have an affinity towards chickens, I'm always drawn to poultry related items. 

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) has a small, but wonderful, collection of chicken shaped weathervane toppers, and I couldn't resist snapping a couple of photos on a recent visit there.

***What are your favorite toppers for weathervanes?

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