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cock as in male chicken
weather - as in this sits on the roof and tells us what way the wind is blowing.

I love these things and it is my goal one day to have my very own weathercock.  And yes, I'm sure Freud would have something funny to say about that.

Let's gather together photos of these beautiful birds.  Do you know someone who makes them?  Do you make them?  What kinds of materials are these made from?








 
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Mine is not a Weathercock, but rather just an arrow, but I made it myself (I am a welder by trade) out of aluminum. I always intended to put a depiction of a sheep on t as we are full time sheep farmers, BUT that has never happened. Still I installed it 12 years ago and it works just as great now as it does then, it pivoting on a marble just as the old timers did for bearings.

I live on a hill and so I can see my weather vane from all around and since the marble bearing allows it to pivot with such ease that the slightest breath sends it around, I use it to tell which way the wind is blow, what the weather will be like, and such. But I have lived her for 43 years so I know such stuff.

Its kind of utilitarian I guess, but like an old friend. Reliable anyway.
 
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The wind here blows from the SE unless it is blowing from the NE otherwise it is just gusting in little circles.  What I need is a wind sock to know how steady it is blowing.
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This worked good until it wore out
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if the swivel worked and it didn't wrap around the pole
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cheap entertainment out the front window
 
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(happy dance)

I may be able to have a weathercock of my very own.  I just need to find one that is awesome!

Where does one buy awesome weathercocks these days?

Wouldn't it be amazing if a fellow permies made weathervanes and I could buy my weathercock from them?
 
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These are pretty!







 
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I present to you, the world's largest weathervane!
Handy for when you have a spare passenger plane just kicking around the bone yard.
Plane on a stick

Yarn bomber

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