I found the Mill Site and found the Mill Stone…

I have discovered the pattern of development in this Russian village’s past. It was a female monastery to start with, then it became a village called Communal and that was a farm village, then it became a school for the deaf and blind and then it became just simply a village. Now we will add the next stage and that is a male monastery in progress…

The other day I was pointed approximately to the site of the old mill that the communal village used to grind flour. I knew it was here somewhere. How I was told is not important, what is important is that I found the old mill stone and the basement indent of the old mill. It most likely was a windmill powered grinding mill and after studying the land around the area. I realized that I had discovered the old stables, fields and corrals of the farm village…

The village was built in several methods of construction and each level of past has decayed in different ways. The original monastery construction is the most superior and unless it was physically destroyed, as in the church, walls and other buildings, it survived and is rebuild-able. The Soviet farm village era, was specifically wood construction and it is nothing but, basement holes and mounds of decayed wood. Everything was built from wood in the farming era. The school Soviet era built mainly of concrete and used crumbled up bricks from the monastery to fill with and if the school used bricks to build, they built much thinner walls…

The original monastery walls are about a meter thick plus of bricks and mortar. Plus steel reinforced bars thru out the construction. The school built cheap and so did the farm era. The newer village era, just tore down all that was here and used it to build the village that is here now…

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The above photo is a chunk of the original church wall and it is massive. The wall is at least 4 feet thick and solid steel bar through it. Enough of that…

I am writing this to explain that I have found the actual original mill stone and it is at the site of the original mill. It fell down hill as the structure collapsed as the whole place was on a fairly steep incline. I have plans to dig the stone out and get it back to our village home. This is very important to certain aspects of past old souls in this particular village…

I am wondering what is under it, if anything and I hope to get it dug out, when it cools down here. To me, this is a find of a lifetime and I need to do this without anymore damage to the stone. History is so often ignored and this is one of those items that tells us what and how we lived a hundred years ago. I find it interesting that we allow such items to sink into the ground, as we allow our minds to forget what use to be…

Seems strange, but I am piecing together the past in this village, a past that has aspirations to be let out and some of what I find is not good. That is normal in the world, but in this village, the past is pushing very hard to be exposed…

I found the old mill stone! 🙂

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…


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