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What’s a Whirligig?

A whirligig usually combines the functionalities of a windmill and a weathervane.  Basically, it’s a weathervane that has a windmill on one part to assist it in better catching the wind. Even though whirligigs are designed to have a practical purpose in the show of wind direction, they have become more related to their use as children’s toys and in yard ornamentation. Most have amusing or artistic designs so that the windmill’s function will drive mechanical movements in wooden figures that are shaped like animals or people. Most professionals think the whirligig is extremely old, which dates back as far...

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Feeding Birds

  The seed which attracts the broadest array of birds, and so the mainstay for many bird feeders in the backyard, is sunflower. Additional seed varieties may assist in attracting various kinds of birds to round out any backyard visitors. Generally, mixtures which contain oats, red millet, and additional “fillers” aren’t appealing to many birds and may produce lots of waste as the birds sift through the mixture. Sunflower There are a couple of kinds of sunflower—striped and black oil. Black oil seeds  have extremely thin shells, easy for pretty much all seed-eating birds to get open, and kernels inside...

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Cupola and Weathervane Tips

Cupolas, indeed, are special architectural features. They’ll go well with specific houses and not so well with other ones. Oftentimes, they tend to appear best on an accessory structure such as a shed or a garage. The cupola I have on my garage might look funny on my home yet it seems extremely attractive on my garage. Isn't that odd? Decorative or Workhorse? A few cupolas wind up being merely decorative. Although they’re constructed to act as a ventilator, the person who installs them determines to just make the appropriate angle cuts and simply connects the cupola to a roof....

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Cyber Monday Special!

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Dress the Yard Black Friday Special!

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Cupolas, Lamp Posts, and Mailboxes Buying Guide

Not many architectural features are able to be seen on both the roofs of rustic barns and the domes of Renaissance cathedrals. However, that odd versatility includes merely one of the many aspects which make cupolas so special. In past centuries, cupolas offered ventilation, ornamentation, natural light, as well as broad rooftop views. These days, they are most oftentimes put in for their curb appeal, climate control abilities, and period style. If you are considering getting a cupola for your outdoor structure or home, below are a few of the critical things to know before raising the roof. What’s a...

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How to choose the best Birdhouse, Birdfeeder or Bat House

  “Give me shelter" may be what birds might tell homeowners, if they were able to speak. Because birds cannot speak, here’s a guide to buying the ideal birdhouse to guard your winged creatures. Kinds of Birdhouses As it’ll come to settling into a home, birds are almost as picky as humans in their preferences. However, there is good reason for this: Birds utilize their nesting grounds to guard their young and their eggs -- and themselves. Plus, a well-made birdhouse which adapts to these specific needs may be a safe haven for the most desirable winged creatures. Consider the...

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Barn Cupola

Close your eyes and imagine a barn. What do you see? Chances are, you’re envisioning a red wooden structure, with big doors that swing or slide open, perhaps a high window or two, a classic gambrel roof, and green grass on all sides. But think harder and consider the details: you’ll probably see a cupola coming out of the roof and a weathervane up there was well. Cupolas and weathervanes may seem like optional adornments on barns or on any old and rustic building. However, they go a long way in making your barn look great, and they perform some...

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Discovering Your Favorite Lighthouse

Visiting a historic lighthouse can add a special experience to any trip. Each lighthouse has it’s own unique build and color scheme although many appear similar at first glance. Lighthouses are unique fusions of a building and a lighting structure, and are often recognized as landmarks symbolizing the areas in which they stand. The important role lighthouses used to play in helping ships navigate treacherous waters makes them a significant part of U.S. nautical history. The United States has hundreds of lighthouses you can explore, many of which are maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. Michigan alone has over 100...

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Cupola Detailed Description

Overview Buying a house is not enough these days. If you want to add value to your home than there is a need to do something special for your house. In today’s world there is a need to design your house not only from inside but also from outside. The best way to make your house eye catchy from outside is through designing the roof of your house with different series of cupola which are available on the market. Keep on reading the further article to explore your knowledge in the field of Vinyl Cupolas. Short History of Cupolas Cupola...

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