Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Old Millstone

This is part of a millstone that I found near the ruins of an old mill. I plan on doing a few posts about this old and interesting place which includes mill ruins, a mill house that's over 200 years old and the land that has several sycamore trees that are over than 270 years old.

Please see my Something Sighted blog for a peek.

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

If this could speak!

Pam said...

It fits in nicely with the mill house in your other blog. There must be a wonderful history behind them both...

Thom said...

Definitely looks old that's for sure. Great photo

Sunny said...

I look forward to your postings. Great photo.
Sunny :)

Vogon Poet said...

This is a good start for a story, possibly with many images!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I don't know where this mill is located but most all mill stones of those days came here from France. I did some stories on our local working mill and that was one of the first things I learned. I think you will be fascinated with your research.

Ebie said...

This is my blog.
This stone reminds me of one we use back home grinding the grits. I remember watching my grandma do it.
BTW: That was a quick comment, I just got home and posted this. Its the super internet highway!Thanks James.

Dusty Lens said...

I can imagine the fine intricate details from the mill ruins.

Jacob said...

I've always wondered what a millstone was and what purpose it had...

There's that old saying about a "millstone around his neck." What the heck does that mean.

Perhaps you'll explain all this in future posts which I am looking forward to...

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Your sightings are getting more and more interestings. I bet you have no more eyes for your wife because you spent it all in sighting other things.

Great one. Hello Mrs James!

Lois said...

Interesting James! I'm looking forward to the rest of your pictures.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice photo.
I like the angle of the shot.
Well done.
Troy

Juergen Kuehn said...

Your wonderful photo tells me a story, James.
Today it's very easy to get our daily bread.
But in those days it was a hard and sweat-inducing work.