Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friends in the Country
Some of us are more brave than others! Don't kid yourself, it was not an easy task to climb to the top of my old windmill and tie it down.
I was looking through the old photos of when I first bought the farm and came across this photo. It was a very windy day when the windmill brake decided to come loose. The windmill would not stop turning around. Being a newcomer to the country lifestyle, I almost panicked at what to do about it. I called a newly acquainted country friend, and he came right over. He thought nothing about climbing up the steps to the top of this fast turning windmill. As you can see by the photo, the top of a windmill is not small.
The windmill is old and has been repaired a few times since then. But when something breaks loose on a very windy weekend day, you must rely on the generosity of neighbors and friends.
By the way, I couldn't resist altering the photo in photoshop to give the double image effect. I also had it framed, to give to him as a thank you gift.