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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 - 07:03 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Hello,

Do you like the mill-stone wheel we have in the garden? Well, we have two, that belonged to my grandparents.

The problem is that are so heavy than it is better no to move at all.

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Here, in Spain, we call the flowers veronica.

Mariae - Europe, Zone "?"
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:01 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I think it is very nice. I love things that have some history to them whether in the house or garden. I also love the picture of your dog. Is it a Golden Retriever? I had a female Golden Retriever that resembles your dog, she was such a sweetie.

By the way welcome to Gardenbuddies!

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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:14 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Hello and welcome to Gardenbuddies. Your veronica is very nice. What was the mill-stone wheel originally used for?

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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 02:36 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I love millstones. They are sought after, very expensive to buy old ones, and I would love to have one. I know, it's a dream. I'd have to hire heavy equipment to have one delivered.

What kind of grain was ground with the stone, for meal? On my husband's family farm, they used to grind wheat for flour, and corn for cornmeal. Typically, the mill was situated on a water source where the water power turned the heavy gears that eventually made the grinding wheels turn, which ground the grain between the stones. Now, the only working mills are mostly for historical preservation around here.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 08:40 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Hello,


Many thanks for your welcome and messages.

Thats right ANOTEHER_SPRING, you explain very well what was the mill-stone wheel originally used for, here in Spain, as well in your country. Many thanks because my English has a low level to do it so well, but I can understand well.

I have two of them but there were 10 in the mill of my family that was built in 1740, that is possible to see at the door.

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Mariae - Europe, Zone "?"
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 12:58 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

What a wonderful history to your mill stone, Mariae!
It would be an honor to show such a wonderful antique in my garden also.
Is the family mill still standing?

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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 02:24 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Please show us a photo of the old mill. Is the building still used at all, for anything?

Your plant is usually called Veronica, but I believe the correct botanical name is Hebe. Sadly, most of them are too tender to grow up here in the cold north :(

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Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 03:45 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Well, the old mill is now used for weekend cottage and I have no photos of it, but I promise you to take some when I visit it, perhaps in spring.

My family have had it rented for many years to a family but from ten years ago it belongs to my sister.

If you are interested in old stone's houses I can show you some of them, because here in the north of Spain there are many.

The only thing is that I don't know in wich forum to enclose the photos, because this one is decorating in your garden. ???

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Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 04:41 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I found the forum at the bottom. I have enclose two photos already.

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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 01:13 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Your English is great Mariae. And your photo's are wonderful. Welcome!

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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 04:12 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Many thanks for your welcome, Jasminei.
Do you think so? Sometimes I think if it will be possible to understand me...

I am happy if you all enjoy with my photos.

Mariae - Europe, Zone "?"
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Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 12:36 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post



WELCOME TO GARDENBUDDIES MARIAE!

I've really been enjoying seeing your photos and reading what you've written--the history, culture and beauty of your Country, your family history. We hope that you feel welcome.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 05:11 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

The wheel and the veronicas this summer.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 09:14 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Thank you for sharing, Marie. This is lovely! I love history and am always happy when I see others are preserving their heritage! I'd love to see pictures of the old mill that is now used as a cottage!

Your english is good and I have no problem at all understanding you. Thanks again!

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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 12:02 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Thank you for the new photo, Mariae! I see Veronica is in love with Millstone ;)

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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 08:27 am EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

I always enjoy your posts,Mariae. Thank you for sharing the family history behind the wonderful mill-stone in your garden. It is a treasure! Looking forward to more photos.

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Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 - 02:16 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Thanks to everybody. I will go to the mill in
two weeks, I will take some pics for you,
because it is nice.

Mariae - Europe, Zone "?"
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Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 12:49 pm EST :   Last Buddysize PhotosCopy highlighted text to new message Print Post

Wow, beautiful! Welcome to Gardenbuddies!

I didn't know there was a veronica that looked like that. I usually grow the lower kind that are used for groundcovers. Very pretty plant!

Karalyn Idaho Zone 6

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