Cabin Fever – The Vermont Journal and the Shopper

Ethan Allen fashions weathervane. picture by ron patch

I assumed I might write an article about “The Weathervane” for this week. About 1984, I purchased an vintage horse weathervane on the barn on the Stone Fireplace Inn. I took an image of that pane, however could not discover it, so the story awaits.

One other large cock vane I knew on North Avenue was stolen from the cupola by helicopter. I’ve another native vans which I’ll cowl in that future article.

Weathervane historical past is a topic I do know very nicely. I most likely have 50 vans in my day.

barn cat

I’ve a stray cat hanging out with me for a number of months now. I am placing out meals scraps for him on the coldest nights. I additionally purchased a number of cans of low cost cat meals. He isn’t in a rush.

I assumed he have to be out of season, so I made an entry for this wayward cat in my barn. I’ve seen his tracks within the snow the place he enters the barn. Now he has to eat and dwell. life is nice.

Possibly he can catch rats within the barn. These little devils construct nests in alligators or chew on the contents of bins.

Kim Kendall had a barn cat for seven years. It did not belong to anybody, simply lived within the barn.

CHS Credit score

Just a few years in the past, Jane C. Nylander contacted me. Jane was writing a ebook on New England parades titled, “The Greatest Ever! Parades in New England, 1788–1940. She requested if the Chester Historic Society had any pictures or historical past to share.

I despatched him two footage; Round 1907 there have been firemen from College Avenue in a parade on a predominant avenue. This can be a full-page picture that features the historical past I supplied.

The second picture is the dedication of our Civil Warfare Memorial in 1885. This picture reveals a bunch of Civil Warfare veterans of their GAR uniforms, standing across the memorial. I included an about web page from the memorial historical past. It’s good to say Chester in a publication like this. This can not hurt the town.

I simply acquired a replica of Jane’s ebook. This can be a complete ebook of 384 pages with many sepia tones and coloration plates.

my article

You might recall that I discussed some time again that I used to be requested to jot down an article for the Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, a nationwide vintage journal. I submitted an article about nation auctions.

I am sufficiently old now that I’ve seen the tip of outdated Vermont. If I used to be too younger, I’d have missed it. I did my finest to precisely painting these Vermonters and their lifestyle. I believe I used to be profitable.

In the event you’ve ever questioned what life was like within the outdated days, this text would possibly shed some gentle. These Vermonters had been very pleasant and trustworthy folks. I used to be lucky to know them.

You may learn my article at

While you get to the location, you may see on the left, “Learn the January situation.” This may quickly change to “Learn the February situation”. Wait a minute and march will seem, click on on march and that drawback will seem. My article is from web page 21 to 23.

pellet range

I purchased an inexpensive pellet range a number of years in the past. It died in January. I am nice at repairing mechanical issues, however any electrical energy sucks.

I noticed Lee Decatur. Lee is fairly good at electrical gadgetry. We did not get into hassle. Final week I eliminated the auger and motor meeting. I discovered a damaged cotter key. I purchased one other key at Chester {Hardware} for 38 cents.

I got here residence and put within the new key and put the auger meeting again on the range. Henry was satisfied, “That is it!”

It was a bit untimely because the range didn’t present any enchancment. I could not determine it out.

On and off for a few weeks, I watched “how-to” movies on-line. There’s a vacuum swap that always causes issues. The best way to check a vacuum swap is to unplug the 2 wires from the swap. Utilizing a paper clip, insert the ends of the clips into every wire connector, nonetheless nothing.

The paper clip fell off after I took the range off the wall to work. When it would not begin with the brand new cotter key, I checked out all the pieces intently and observed the paper clip was lacking. So I plugged the 2 wires again into the vacuum swap. It is gained!

This week’s outdated saying goes from Henry: “Deliver an enormous hammer.”

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