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Inside the wind mill
The first photo shows the stone used to grind wheat.
The second photo is a close up on the gear-wheel that transmits the power of the (missing) sail to the grinding stone. Iron is only used to circle the wheels but the “tooth” are made of wood.
The third photo shows the wheel-less barrow used to collect either wheat or flour. There is still some flour on the floor.
The fourth photo shows the scale used to weight corn brought to the mill and flour given by the miller in exchange. Most of the time, there was no money exchanged : the miller received a given amount of corn and gave in exchange a lower amount of flour that took into account the work of the miller. This kind of trade was used until recently in many parts of Europe.Related to:
- Farm Stay
On the slopes that dominate the village, at Kalikerimi there is an olive grove with very old olive trees. They have thick trunks and must be several hundred years old. On top of the mountain range, a wind mill is still standing with its corrugated iron roof. It has lost its wings. We decided to climb to the mill. The path was almost erased and invaded by weeds and stones but we succeeded to reach it. The landscape was amazing as the view was on both sides of the island : on one side tha Akrananian coast and the continent. On the other side, Kalamos island.Related to:
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Water is scarce on the island. There are no springs on the island and until recently, water had to be brought from the continent. Thus rain water collection and storage was a need. On the picture, the concrete roof is concave. Rain water is collected and kept in the cistern. In the middle of the picture, what looks like a well is actually the place where water can be taken off the cistern.Related to: