Add a wind-powered kinetic whirligig to your garden or lawn and watch the spinner turn every time the wind blows! Even when the wind is still, these lawn stakes add whimsy to your home with their hand-crafted and fun design. Each spinner comes on a 46-1/2” metal pole that easily sticks into the lawn or garden and makes it easy to see the spinner from far away. Our whirligigs are handmade from metal and detailed with a rainbow of colors that shine across the garden.
• These Wind-Powered Kinetic Whirligigs move into a spinning fury every time the wind blows • Each wind spinner comes on a 46-1/2” metal pole that easily sticks into the lawn or garden to add whimsy and fun • These whirligigs are handmade of metal and decorated with an array of colors that shine across the garden
Available Style Barnyard Stack
Size 46-1/2" metal pole Barnyard Stack approx. 15"L x 64"H
Comments about Product: I have several problems. Can't make the whirligig stand up. Top is to heavy and no matter what I do it falls down. The fan blades were hard to get on but when I did the animals will not go up and down like they are meant to do. Guess I will return.
Comments about Product: Such a great idea, but it needs help. The tail needs to be bigger to turn the plane into the wind, and the mechanism that turns the prop and makes the figures move needs to have less friction, or something, so it will work in normal winds other than hurricane force winds. I hope they update it so it could become a real whirligig .
Comments about Product: Since it comes with extra nuts, put an extra on the front and back of the propeller to lock everything together. (two nuts on each side, tighten with needle nose pliers) Then put just a drop of crazy glue on them.
This thing goes nuts in the high winds! I'm convinced Spike will break his earthly tether and launch himself one day.
Comments about Product: I gave this whirlygig (the one of the Flying Ace dog) to my neighbor for her garden. She loves it but I've noticed that it doesn't spin even in a strong wind. but it's really cute. We'll see how it holds up over time. It may need a coat of clear shellac to maintain the color.
Comments about Product: I purchased this for a friend not knowing what was happening her life, she had hit a low point, but this whirlajig was just something silly to help her mind go other places.... perfect timing.
Comments about Product: Very cute. Love the design. However, the blades keep falling off and it's very easy to lose the screws. They give you 3-4 of them. My husband finally figured out a way to keep the blade from falling off, but now it just stays in one position. Not recommended for strong windy areas.
Comments about Product: The train whirligig was given as a Christmas gift to my niece, who is an avid gardener. She loved the design and look. Since we have been buried in snow thus far, she has not had a chance to install the whirligig in her yard. I'm sure she will let me know how the whirligig is working once she's had a chance to assemble it.
Won't be able to comment on the quality or durability until I hear from my niece.
Comments about Product: I bought this for a gift. I was skeptical as some of the reviews haven't been that great. But because he's an older gentleman and loves trains, I got it for him. Opening it out if the box seemed fragile and was scared it would be easily bent. The paint job was good and once put together it seemed like it would work well as all the parts moved as they should. Not too sure I would purchase again.
Comments about Product: The whirligig was easy to assemble. We put in the front yard, but in only one day the wind caused it to break. Specifically, one of the tiny welds broke. [...] It operates just fine in light wind, but goes like crazy in high winds, threatening to shake it apart. I would recommend putting it on a protected patio so that it gets only light wind. It is too fragile to leave out in strong wind. It is a good purchase if you keep it in a light wind area only.
Comments about Product: I HAVE NO IDEA, I PURCHASED FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MY DAUGHTER AND SHE IS WAITING UNTIL IT GETS WARMER TO PUT IT OUT. SHE DOES LOVE IT, SHE I PURCHASED THE HUMMINGBIRD AND HER GARDEN ARE FULL OFT THE REAL ONES.
Comments about Product: Bought this thinking my 2 yr old grandson would enjoy it - and he does. But it does not work. The only time it gets propelled by the wind is in a severe wind storm, and then the propeller comes off. We play with it by spinning the propeller by hand. Unhappy with it, but not enough to send back. But would not recommend or buy another.
By Maria the quirky gardener. FromMoyie Springs, Idaho
Perfect addition to garden!
Comments about Product: I have a 'secret garden' for the grandkids and this whirligig adds just the right whimsy to the area and the kids love it! I'm sure more of these will find their way to my garden this year!
Comments about Product: I received the classic saw men model as a Christmas gift.The propeller fell off the first day. Fixed by putting lock tight on locking nuts.Now two weeks later after plenty of wind the saw men do not move anymore, only the little squirrel goes up and down.Very inferior quality made in [*] item....[...]rlewis7575[@]
Comments about Product: I have always admired Plow and Hearth's catalog and line of merchandise; however, on my first attempt at ordering I found the quality of two items lacking - one of which was the whirligig. I ordered the Aviator and it just doesn't work; plus it was given as a gift [...]
Comments about Product: great deco. enjoy watching no matter what the weather is. the size of it is perfect. i do wish you would come out with bigger sizes and more styles so when they are a little farther away from the patio and in different surroundings that bring them out more
Comments about Product: I purchased this product for use in the garden; but since it is the Christmas season decided to add a small wreath to the propeller and scarves to the cat and mouse adding it to my home decor. Cute, very cute!
Comments about Product: This is a colorful, durable looking train in a fun design. It's too bad none of the wheels move. The description implies that. Also instructions advise that you apply a coating every year to seal it. Still I think it may last longer than the fabric ones and my train friend likes that.
Comments about Product: The sawing men whirleygig is realy cute. The trouble is that the nuts to hold the fan are too small or weak to hold it on. When there is a strong wind, the fan falls off and the nuts are lost.
Comments about Product: I gave this item as a gift to a retired airline pilot cousin who is 92. There was no picture nor instructions of how to put together. VERY frustarating for him and embarassing for me!!
Comments about Product: We ordered this whirligig with a propeller plane driven by a cat, with a mouse behind the cat. The propellers on the plan are too heavy to move even in the highest winds. So you just have to stare at this, but it does not work. Too heavy to send back.
Comments about Product: I read all the reviews prior to purchase and formulated a plan to try to preserve Spike as I live on top of a windy hill close to the ocean and its corrosive influence. Before Spike arrived, I purchased a can of RustOleum Gloss Clear from the big home improvement store with the orange trim. RustOleum claims the product "Seals, Protects & Revitalizes.
Before assembling Spike I gave all parts two coats of Gloss Clear and one final coat after assembly. Furthermore I made sure to apply a good coat to the nut and threaded propeller shaft. Hopefully that will prevent the nut from backing off and loss.
I then placed a pre-stained 3/4" x 36" dowel in a small concrete foundation in the front yard. The 3/4" dowel fits nicely inside the tubular 3-piece post that comes with Spike and gives the Whirligig a bit more height for better visibility.
Each evening I bring Spike in when I take down the American Flag to further reduce corrosion and prevent theft.
Spike is a big hit with me and the passing walkers and joggers who frequently stop to chat about Spike when I'm working in the garden.
Comments about Product: I should've listened to all the other reviews. I gave it two stars for cuteness, but it is not a Whirligig, because it doesn't whirl. You can point it into the wind and, although it spins to the touch, it doesn't spin in the wind. So it's cute but it does nothing. And based other reviews, I guess I can anticipate it will corrode soon. But the person who said the washer and screw is missing is wrong. It is on the nose point. You have to take it off, put the spinner (not!) on then put the screw on to hold it in place.
Comments about Product: Daredevil wing walker Spike is set up in my front
sidewalk garden. He's a 'people stopper' and when
the wind is blowing just right, he gets a lot of
laughs. Spike was very easy to set up and so far,
I haven't got 1 bad thing to say about him.
Comments about Product: This is my first whirlygig and I think I'm hooked. It's very well constructed. I love the finish and the detail, a true work of art. My husband couldn't believe that I'd spend that much for "garden art" that small but even he's impressed with the quality.
Comments about Product: When I opened the box, I thought this was even better than the picture in the catalog, lots of detail, really cute. It was easy to put together. However, after about a month in the garden, it is starting to rust and water collects inside the plane (I have to dump the water out because it doesn't drain out on its own). It doesn't really "whirl" and especially now that there is rust on the mechanism.
Comments about Product: Beautiful - and very fun - addition to my garden! Wouldn't leave out in winter but is holding up well through storms and sun. Everybody that sees my whirligig wants one of their own!
Comments about Product: Bought this for my wife, just because she is my wife. It is in our garden and is the best working of all our whirligigs! That little dog can really fly! I love to hear it move when the wind blows. It looks great and I hope it lasts for many years to come!
Comments about Product: I brought this whirligig after I had purchased my first one, Spike the dog. My grand nephew just loved watching the all the action of the barn animals. His laugther says it all.
Thank You Plow and Hearth!
Comments about Product: I ordered the Barnyard Whirligig first, and liked it so much that I got the Spike the Dog Whirligig too. Living in the country on a hill, our wind conditions are elevated, and the whirligigs have held up very well. I did purchase and install some lock washers after losing the small nuts that secure the propeller (this was due to excessive wind). They have stayed secure since then. Plow and Hearth is a new source for me in finding attractive, quality-built, decorative items for my yard.
Comments about Product: This has a cute design HOWEVER, it did not work correctly right out of the box. After "tweeking" it a bit, it finally worked but when there was a bit of a wind (not much but enough to cause the wind chimes to play) and it fell apart! The fans fell off of the whirligig, the screws worked loose and the whole thing just disintegrated.
Comments about Product: I wanted to purchase this whirligig just before Christmas. And was very disappointed to learn that you had sold out.
When I received your spring catalog and saw the hummingbird whirligig was back in stock, I ordered 2 immediately. (1 for myself and 1 for a friend who loves hummingbirds)
I am very happy with my purchase. I love the bronze and copper colors and the detail in the hummingbird.
The northeast has had a pretty windy spring and my whirligig has been very active.
Comments about Product: I have the dog whirligig (very comical) and I gave away as gifts a carosel and bird whirligig. I have not heard about how the gifts are doing but I love my dog whirligig. I have it at the begining of my walkway to the door and it gets lots of notice and comments. So far it is working well and not affected by the bad weather we have had this year. I love it.
Comments about Product: My only concern is that I bought 3 for my children to put in their yard and none of them had directions on how to set up inside the box. So, one of the whirls keeps falling apart by losing the nut all the time. We have had one for years and love it.
Comments about Product: I have given 4 of these whirligigs as gifts -- 1 Christmas, 2 birthdays, & Mother's Day. All were big hits! All had 3-part metal rods, so can be used taller or shorter by using 1,2, or 3 segments. One recipient using hers at full height says the spinning propeller part is a great bird deterrent near her tomato plants. Another put hers in a patio pot using only 1 section of the spike. Wish someone would send one to me!
Comments about Product: The whirligig is a cute garden peice, but I would not puchase another one. The construction quality is poor and the materials do not look like they are going to last very long. Also it takes much more than a "slight breeze" to get this mechanism to spin. The mechanical components are so poorly fabricated that the whole mechanism has way too much friction to allow easy rotation.
Comments about Product: This is in a large pot on rear deck.Handy to tell wind direction from cozy inside.I did discover a wasp nest inside the fusilage when I was oiling the mechanism. Quickly evicted. We love it!
Comments about Product: Used as a gift with the idea of attractiveness and relaxation for the receiver. I love to spend time just watching it spin and move. It is quiet and attractive. Thanks for a great design!
Comments about Product: This cute product would be great if it actually worked. The mechanism is so fragile and has to have all the mechanical parts just so in order for it to work. We tried and tried and it just isn't going to whirl. I bought several as I thought they would make great gifts and will be returning them all.
Comments about Product: This is very cute but it doesn't work! The "windmill" blows off so I tried to tighten the nut by putting some thread in front of it but that didn't solve the problem because now it won't turn at all. I purchase many things from Plow and Hearth and this is only the second time I have been disapointed.
Comments about Product: The whirligig was such a disappointment. I had already discarded the box, or I would of sent it back. Very cheaply made-the item does not look bad in our garden, but it does not work. The tail on the bird already came off when some light wind hit it. I would not order anything else of this nature from your company. Unfortunately, I cannot find anything good to write about this product.