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In this shot you can see the large, vented dormer window, the vented cupola, and at the very top, what else? A maple-leaf weathervane. (Surprisingly, there are lots of maple-leaf weathervanes out there! The design of this weathervane is based on a real one in Fair Haven, Vermont.)
Here I've closed up part of the open roof wall and added a dormer to it, along with bashing a big hole at the very top of the roof to set in a long, vented cupola that sugar shacks, especially in Québec, often have to aid in the evaporation process. All of this bashing significantly changed the strength of the building in various places, resulting in the need for a whole lot of brass rods drilled into the connections to reinforce the remaining wood. Ah, well, bash and learn!