I used some glue and just glued that little fan right back on.....still no idea what I was doing with it. Then, I decided that I was going to paint it, Brown center, yellow petals, and green fan, like a sunflower. Still no plan. And, I didn't spend a lot of prep time. I just knocked the off the loose stuff with a putty knife. When, I started spray painting it...I noticed some shape on the metal, like flower petals and a leaf. What the heck...I had no idea. Any way I was painting it in the yard by this tree. When it was dry, I moved it over there, just so it was out of the way. We ride horses, and it doesn't happen often or even once a year, but sometimes, one will get loose and it is a no brainer, they would run right into it and cut themselves. It found it's purpose.....Garden Art!
I took my mom out there, when she was here visiting and asked about it looking like petals and a leaf. She confirmed that was how it had been painted. Then, she said, "I am so jealous, I just couldn't see it being anything, but a windmill...." I told her she could take it home and put it her garden, but she declined and I am happy to keep it.
I think next year it is going to be cute there with some other flowers!