How the Mill Works. It starts with the grain Of course, grist mills grind a variety of grains, such as wheat, rye and corn. But in Rhode Island, particularly at Gray’s Grist Mill, native grown corn, particularly Narragansett White Flint Corn, is the most common “grist for the mill.”
A watermill or water mill is a mill that uses hydropower. It is a structure that uses a water wheel or water turbine to drive a mechanical process such as milling (grinding), rolling, or hammering. Such processes are needed in the production of many material goods, including flour, lumber, paper, textiles, and many metal products.
how water pumping windmills work The IRON MAN Windmill™ is a modern version of the Traditional American Water Pumping Windmill. This legendary machine has dependably provided significant amounts of water, serving the needs of farms, families and communities with only minimal attention for over 150 years. First designed in the mid