One of my summer road trips took me to Nebraska City, Nebraska to explore my roots at the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum. My Great-Grandfather and his brother established the factory in the late 1800’s and it remained relatively unchanged through the years. I was able to go there and meet my son as he was heading west to Colorado. It had been decades since I has last been there, and in the interim it had been turned into a museum We saw so many things peculiar to our way of making and doing and to see where it all began… well, it really left an impression. On my studio hangs a tail section of the ELI windmill, made right there in Nebraska city. Roots!