A long time ago back in 1998 on an incredible hot summer day in August Far Guy dismantled an old Windmill near Buxton North Dakota. It was scheduled to be toppled over and demolished. We knew the little old lady that owned the property and she asked us if we knew anyone who would like to take down a windmill.
Part of that windmill was assembled and is near the Wild Gardens.
No it is not as tall as a windmill should be. One sumer day back about the year 1999 Andy helped assemble it and get the legs set in concrete. I declared it tall enough. Years ago wild flowers called Rockets were planted underneath…you could see them for a few years and then the woods took over.
The vanes lanquished in the grain bin until this week.
Far Guy collected them. My other baby brother was by and said “You can get rid of that scrap metal if you want, just put it in my pile.”
What? It is not scrap…just a very old project. I helped to form the two hoops.
Far Guy has been working on it throughout the week. It is not quite done…but it was far enough along to be placed in the yard.
I wasn’t expecting that it would go in the air. Leaning up against a tree is just fine with me. Just beyond the Japanese Tree Lilac that never blooms are three oak trees that the riding mower cannot fit in between…it is a perfect spot for some yard art!
Chance posing for the photo. It is not quite done…it still needs another hub bracket…but it was far enough along to be placed in the yard. That old hub has been moved from here to there used most recently as a door stop. Far Guy reports that he has one half of a vane left over.