The volunteer miller on the day of my visit informed me that the post takes on a load of 30 tons and is still the same oaken wood as the original mill. Some names of previous millers were seen carved into the timbre. Apparently, the sides of the exterior were sometimes used for painted adverts. The miller also explained how a functioning mill has its movements and vibrations that keep insects and birds at bay. Running my hand over the weathered surface, I could feel the reassuring solidness of the oak. Not far from the mill, a newly built house contains some exhibits. On alternate Sundays of every month, the mill is open from 13.00 to 17.00 and is used to grind maize, gerst (barley) or haver (oats), subject to availability of wind. Despite there being considerable open space all around and the houses beyond not being too tall in height, the miller said it was diffucult to consistently catch sufficient wind.
|camera||Canon EOS 7D Mark II|
|exposure mode||program mode|