I have been lamenting the “stuff” which I had to dispose of when my garage was pulled down, and a new one built to replace it. I’m back working on my old cars and those useful “things” which I had squirreled away for years just aren’t around to assist the task at hand. I haven’t been able to go out and buy anything, or scramble around in some friend’s workshop rubbish tin to add to my “valuable” collection of useful bits. I can assure you that I will work on this when now that Jacinda has let me out.
However, my instincts to not chuck anything out were ratified when I read this article in an overseas magazine this week. I must show it to Pam…
Ancient business: Such has been the demand for flour in the U.K. a 1,000-year-old water mill in southwest England, which previously witnessed global pandemics such as the plague in the 17th century and the 1918 influenza pandemic, has resumed production.
Ground down: The Sturminster Newton Mill was last fully operational in 1970, before becoming a museum and normally producing flour just two days a month during the summer. It has now produced more than 2,200 pounds of flour in the last few weeks, the same amount as it would usually produce in an entire year. The current mill was built in 1556, a few years before Queen Elizabeth I took to the throne and more than 200 years before the United States Declaration of Independence. It was upgraded in 1904 and has a single water turbine.
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