Watermill magics(For BW)
From there we meandered up to the watermill. We wanted to stock up on some of their flour and maybe to sample more soup for a late lunch. The cafe was empty so we had lunch first. There was a choice of tomato or vegetable soup served with several different breads. We both plumped for tomato and it was really rich and tasty.
Then from the shop 6kg of unbleached flour and 3 kg of 85% flour for our bread making. We added to this some leaf tea and a jar of borage honey. Last time we didn't have the camera so no photos . This time we came prepared. In no particular order we have:-
orchard fruits in abundance
lots of free range hens and ducks around. This one was obviously camera struck.
Elderberries are ripening nicely.
I love hidden corners and arches leading to woodland so this fit perfectly.
The mill race.
More trees, just because.
Part of the mill stream and the red bridge leads you along to see the 2 wheels.
This is the smaller of the two. This one is used for winnowing.Used to be used for oats but not for past 150 years.
Notice all the ferns growing around.
This gate leads to the bigger wheel
You can just see it peaking through. Not easy to photograph as the gate was locked.
Front of the mill, notice the hen?
Isn't the colour lovely with the trees?
Hens were in here last time we came, but all out and about today.
Here is our friend again.
Upstairs in the mill, Mr Mog went up to take these.
And again,still upstairs.
Just look at these lovely stones outside.
Entry to the mill itself
Hope you enjoyed the brief views of the watermill, a great place to visit if you are up in Cumbria.