A Beautiful Day At The Mill

Today was very eventful for K and me. We decided to visit a nearby state park called Spring Mill. He has never visited the park before and I have fond memories from visiting there several times as a kid. I was so hoping that it was still going to be what I remembered and it ended up being pretty great.

I miss that they didn’t have soap making anymore, but it was still a very nice visit. We saw so much of nature and it was beautiful.

Sometimes, I think it’s necessary for for humans to be in nature. It is not natural to be sitting in front of a screen 8 hours a day or more, like I do from 9-5, MTWTrF. It gets to a person. My eyesight is just shot at the end of the day. I can’t even read the digital clock across the room. If I consciously try to not look at a screen, then I eventually can see the clock. Sometimes K and I get restless and take that out on one another, probably because we are in such a small apartment right next to each other all the time. We needed some actual space beyond the confines of our house! I think it’s just a good idea to get out and get fresh air and to take the time to enjoy the beauty of this world. There is so much to see! You just have to be willing to go see it.

Please enjoy the pictures that I took at the pioneer village. It’s a restored pioneer village in the middle of the state park. There you can go inside and see the restored buildings, which house different shops and businesses, which aren’t real, but staged. My favorite part was the garden, which you’ll see several pictures of. I also loved the little mercantile where I bought the pottery made at the pioneer pottery shop. I had to get some little souvenir and I love buying handmade things, so this was perfect. You will see the little jar in the gallery. I have also included two videos that I took today. One of them is of the grist mill, which is powdered by a flume, while it’s in action grinding corn to make corn meal. The other video is of the natural stream that runs through the entire village. It’s so beautiful and the sound was just stunning. I had to share it. Hope you enjoy the pictures and videos and that your day was as lovely as mine.



44 thoughts on “A Beautiful Day At The Mill

  1. That looks like so much fun! Hubby and I enjoy doing things like that too. Golden Gate park in San Francisco has a beautiful Japanese garden and other botanical gardens as well. My husband loves nature. I’ll see if there is a tour of the Japanese garden on YouTube. They even have tea and Japanese cookies. Nothing special but the view is nice. We also have a town full of apple orchards where they have lots of craft fairs, home-made food (mostly apples), and lots of really good apples. Some orchards let you pick your own. We love that too! I have a small patio garden. I love flowers, and so do my cats XD I have to plant cat grass so they don’t eat mine, which are mostly poisonous :/ I stay away from the really poisonous ones like foxglove, pointsettas, etc.

    1. I thought I replied to this, but guess not 😦 I watched the video you sent me and that is the most beautiful park ever! It alone makes me want to visit San Francisco. 🙂

    1. oh my gosh! I just had a bit of time to check out the video and the Japanese garden is so beautiful. I would love to go there some day, or to Japan, whichever comes first 🙂

  2. Thanks for the Like on my book review of “The Witness” by Nora Roberts. The Like reminded me to check out your blog – love the pictures. I once had a friend chipmuck but I was about 5 or so and thought I could pick him up. He bit me but I didn’t want him to get in trouble so said a cat did – almost had to have rabies shots until I admitted it was Mr. Chipmuck. Keep on blogging love what you post:)

      1. Thanks, Megan. I haven’t found any chipmunks in MN yet but do see lots of ducks, turkeys, squirrels and birds. All are friends when I see them:) Just have to find the critters around you in your new place. Here’s hoping you have some new friends animal friends.

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