Thursday, January 29, 2015

Woodson's Mill









Welcome to Woodson's Mill, deep in the heart of Virginia. It was built in 1794, and is the only working mill in the state that is entirely water powered. It still makes stone ground grits and flours twice a month in the summer. And all with water power.

“One day’s food supply for Solomon’s household was: 185 bushels of fine flour 375 bushels of meal 10 grain-fed cattle 20 range cattle 100 sheep and miscellaneous deer, gazelles, roebucks, and choice fowl.
1 Kings 4

20 comments:

Linda said...

Ginny, this is beautiful!!!

Linda said...

How cool is THAT????

Small Kucing said...

amazing...after 200 years still working.

Ann said...

Looking at that is like taking a step back in time. I love it. That's awesome that's it's still in operation too.

Tamago said...

Wow, that's a beautiful mill and kept so nicely! Amazing it's that old and still at work!
Old mill and lush greens, what a beautiful place :-)

DawnTreader said...

That's a very impressive building. I like it when they preserve some old places like that.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny, Very cool. An ancestor of mine built and owned several water powered flour mills in Northeastern Iowa in the 1850's and 1860's. A few are still standing. So, I really love this post of yours. Have a tremendously nice weekend. Wildlifewatcher.

EG CameraGirl said...

Old mills are such fun to visit and photograph!

Sandra said...

I really like all the mill pics, the wheel I mean but number two photo of the building just fascinates me. i stared at each detail and that window box window calls to me.. the texture of those old weathered boards is just beautiful and ALL those windows. wow. love the panes in each window, the tin roof, the colors of rust and green. I bet it was a wonder way back in 1794

Nancy Chan said...

Ginny, the mill looks good and so well maintained after so many years. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us.

Rose said...

Great pictures, Ginny. I love places like this!

From the Kitchen said...

How have I missed this lovely spot? Where is it?

Best,
Bonnie

Shug said...

Hi Ginny....
I would love to visit a place like this. Several years ago, I painted a picture of place similar to this. My family thought the painting was beautiful, but it just wasn't picture perfect for me. So, my brother now has the painting!! lol

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

1794 huh? Oh the things that mill has seen over the years!

Chris Scheuer said...

How cool is this, wow! I'd love to visit. You find the most fun places!

Ruth Hiebert said...

It looks like it is well taken care of.

DeniseinVA said...

Isn't it wonderful that it is still working? It's a beautiful old mill. Great photos! Thank you for also identifying my wildflowers. I've never seen a Queen Anne's lace in that stage before. The sunflower I had an idea but wasn't sure and I appreciate you letting me know what it was. Have a great weekend :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would LOVE to visit this area. So pristine, so gorgeous a setting.

Great photos Ginny

Lady Jane said...

You really captured the essence of this building Ginny. It is picture perfect. So nice that it is still operational. Thanks for sharing.

Shammickite said...

What a beautiful building. It is so important to save historic buildings like this, and I would love to buy some of their produce.