18 October 2011

A Perfect Day for Pottering

A cool and rainy day meant that not much could be accomplished to prepare the house for winter besides making a trip to the mill-shop to pick up some new, but historically accurate, windowsill nosing. On the way to Chester County, it's clearly the beginning of Autumn at roadside farmstands and the Newlin Grist Mill.

The Newlin water-powered grist mill was built in 1704 by Nathaniel Newlin along the West Branch of Chester Creek and the mill ran continuously until 1941 grinding wheat, corn, oats, buckwheat, and rye. (Grist is simply grain that is ground to make flour.) Today, the mill is preserved as an historic site and park operated by a private foundation.

The Mill

The Miller's House 
Milling Stone

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