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The weathervane which sits atop the sugar shack's vented cupola was fashioned from a silver-plate maple-leaf pin that I bought at a garage sale (finely soldered-on pin removed, and back smoothed—with great difficulty!), a couple of different types of florists' wire, a tiny hose I kept for years "just in case" I might find a need for it, and some jewelry findings. And a lot of patience. Like all mini projects, I thought this one would take about an hour, and it took about three. It works, by the way. I don't think the wind would really turn it, because it's so tiny, but a hand or big puff of breath can.
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.)