Winter Fun

| December 28, 2009

The mill is closed for the winter … we still do mail order.  And, we are doing a farmer’s market in Indianapolis on Saturdays.  Yes, it is indoors.  Today, Sunday – 27th of Dec……  We went sledding with the grand kids.  On this run I told Karen I was going to get to the bottom […]

Chris Came to Help

| December 14, 2009

Here is Chris (Our oldest son) helping me with the work.  I am pushing the broken concrete and rocks away from the fallen wall.  I’m also trying to direct the water away from the work area. The water came back up the next day so we had to stop.  We got a little less than […]

Hammer Time

| December 14, 2009

Here I am with the jack hammer again.  Maybe I should have bought one years ago.  The water in the creek went down so I diverted it away from the concrete wall I found lying in the creek and started hammering on it.

New Discovery

| December 13, 2009

As the water washes out more dirt I see more and more of the bedrock and ……. stuff.  I am looking for a channel.  Hansel (Former owner of the mill (1938 – 41) blasted out a channel with dynamite  so he could get more horsepower.  I know where it should be but it was under […]

Bridge is Vandelized

| December 13, 2009

Someone kicked a few boards off the covered bridge so they could grab the Christmas wreath.  It was 8 ft. tall.  Since we have restored the mill dam and mill pond the only way to get to the wreath was from the inside.  Fortunately the boards didn’t fall into the creek.  The county was able […]

Christmas at the Mill

| December 8, 2009

Larry and Pete stopped by to give rides to folks.  Well … they didn’t give them away!  Covered Bridge Christmas was very good this year (last weekend of Nov and the first weekend of Dec.) … lots of folks came to stock up on Bridgeton Mill’s fresh stone ground products.  They know we will be […]

Before

| December 8, 2009

This is a photo taken by the Indianapolis News just after we bought the place.  The only time there was water on the south side of the creek was during a flood.  This brought in lots of dirt, mud, sand …etc.  The south side silted in and there was grass, weeds, bushes and trees growing […]

View From Park

| December 8, 2009

The dam and mill pond are functional ……  I could repair the waterpower.  But, Karen says I have to pay for all the work we’ve done first.  This winter I plan to do lots of research into hydroelectric.

Shot From the Window

| December 8, 2009

This is a photo from the mill window.  The finished dam, waterfall and mill pond are wonderful.  I get to look at this everyday.  When I’m mixing and bagging product I can’t quite here the customers …. the waterfall is so loud.  I tell the folks I’m gona turn down the volume and I shut […]

Reaching for the Sky

| December 4, 2009

Since everyone was miserable and I had gotten the poisoning again … I hired a crane to finish the job.  And what a crane it was.  One hundred and fifteen feet tall. I called Misco and they said they would like to help.  He made me a great deal.  It was still a lot of […]