Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Grist Mill @ Stratford Hall

On our last trip away in the caravan, we took another visit to Stratford Hall, the birthplace of Robert E. Lee.  We were lucky this time as the Grist Mill was in operation.  It was absolutely fascinating to watch.
 
 Little J seeing if he can pop the grist stone in the truck and sneak it home.


The waterwheel turned off.
 The waterwheel in action!


 The 'on/off' switch.

 The stone in action!


 Fresh made (and for sale) cornflour.
 A few steps outside the mill, the Potomac River.
 Hunting for shark teeth.....a few found, no photographic evidence I'm afraid.
If you are ever in Westmoreland County, Virgina I highly recommend a visit to Stratford Hall.  It is an amazing place.
 
Toodles....L x ♥

1 comment:

Louise said...

it looks lovely I especially like your rushing water shot its great.