Louise’s Grist Mill in Italy, landscape by Barbara Haviland

by Barbara Haviland in Landscapes

This is a place in Italy, I believe. My friend    brought this photo to me to paint.

It measures 16″x 20″ and is  available here for you

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Although the terms “gristmill” or “corn mill” can refer to any mill that grinds grain, the terms were used historically for a local mill where farmers brought their own grain and received back ground meal or flour, minus a percentage called the “miller’s toll.”[10] Early mills were almost always built and supported by farming communities and the miller received the “miller’s toll” in lieu of wages. Most towns and villages had their own mill so that local farmers could easily transport their grain there to be milled. These communities were dependent on their local mill as bread was a staple part of the diet.

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