Windmills Yard

(Pie Town NM)
Along the main highway and on the east side of town, you will see a yard full of old windmills. Some folks collect dolls or old cars; this guy amasses decommissioned wind mills. And, a fine collection it is.

Windmills Yard

Windmills Yard – Wide View

I can’t tell the models or the uses for certain ones. Generally, they were used to pump water up from a well. Often, providing a watering tank or pond for livestock. Considering the long dry spells in the southwest, they were essential on a ranch.

Windmills Yard

Stubby Windmill

Windmills Yard

Lowered for Well Service

Windmills Yard

Four Types

Sometimes, this old style of windmill can be seen still providing service on ranches. I’m glad he is preserving some fine specimens. Of course, before leaving town, one must sample the delicious pie for which the town is named. Yummy!

Camp: City-Jackson Park CG primitive
Scene: Windmills, pie


2 Responses to Windmills Yard

  1. September 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

    What an interesting collection!

    Virtual hugs,


    • Pleinguy September 30, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

      I thought so, too.

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