Farm Windmill Farm Friends (c) Laura Duhaime Photography This is a wonderful farm type windmill. In early days of farming in the United States they were called windpumps or windmills. They were built in such way that they could turn slowly even in low winds. Some of these mills pumped water and powered feed mills as well as saw mills. This is a wonderful rendition of an old type farm windmill. It is a beautiful part of old farm history and can be found in farms across New England.