What a view! Growing up in the Midwest, those windmills were a familiar sight, but I've never seen a setup like that with a tank up on legs. I bet there's a pretty good head of water come outa that spigot! About coopers - I watched a guy turn a pile of split sticks into a pail using planes and drawknives - mostly by eye - all while talking and telling stories. He'd made a thousand of em! I built a bunch of cabinet fronts from reclaimed redwood wine tanks. The real deal - not anything like what you see today. Old growth and quartersawn - the grain was so tight, you could barely see the rings to count them.