Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill is located at Temple Sowerby, around six miles east of the town of Penrith.
The garden and watermill are owned by the National Trust.
The watermill is being restored by a team of volunteers, one of
whom is recording the work and other mill-related activities in this blog
Over the last 3 weeks we have finished the wheel boarding. Ray cut and finished the final section of larch liner board at home, and we hammered it into place. There were then just the bolts holding the paddles in place; these were fitted, trimmed to length and given a dab of black paint so they don't shine too brightly!
The cobbling complete
The cobbling team have finished the area behind the wheel house and are looking for fresh challenges. Finally, today, we tried letting some water into the wheel for the first time. It was a great success - see the video below.
Today's main other job was starting to clean and tidy the mill, sweeping, hoovering and mopping the floor ready for reassembling the stone and its furniture and starting to mill in about 10 days time. The wheat is already on order.