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Zaandam-Zaanse Schans. The Netherlands.

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Mill De Huisman.
The language of the wings:
#1 If the blades are horizontal and vertical (character), then it means that the work is interrupted, but each time can be resumed. In this position we had in the wings to climb the sails to be made if there is too little wind. Often you see the sail rolled up on the side of the wick. A special technique is there to for this neat together.
#2 Are the blades at an angle of 45 degrees with the horizon, it means that the mill some time in operation. (X sign)
#3 How it was always the custom of the death of the miller the wings to get rid of the air signs. We start from the position specified in 2, then the blades rotated so that the lower wick past the 45 degree was put. We would have another quarter turn, the front wings back into a. In this state funeral was said earlier, "He is a heengaander". When the wife of the miller died, then remained at the upper end of the wings, which millers 'rods' be called a wind on board. Sometimes the mill remained long in mourning position, but since the work had to go on was that most mills do not. During the funeral was the mill anyway quiet and was once even customary for someone lagged behind the mill to this so turning (trundle) that the blades always face the direction of the funeral procession followed, until the entrance of the cemetery reached was.
#4 In the joy position the vanes between the state and the x-position. Put the wick in the bottom position slightly to the left and you have the correct position.
#5 For weddings, births, anniversaries, festivals or high visit the mills decorated with garlands, flags, garlands, hearts, streamers, crowns and the Dutch flag is then placed in the top two wings. (X-position)

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puzzeljac

Thanks dear, I'm glad you like it

talia2

Ank, thank you for the great mill en for the story. It is very interessting.

puzzeljac

Hi, nowadays they use the telephone. lol

bookish

Wow, Ank. What an interesting custom. Thanks for this info.

puzzeljac

Where did I hear this before? lol. Right we all do. But sorry I did not miss you, there were so many comments. I do agree, this is a nice one. In the old days they often lived in the mill. Often with many children. Just like the places you show, small houses with many people.

Elfie

Oh Ank, I didn't press the button!! It's such a beautiful building: a mill on top of a house!! Thanks so very much!!

puzzeljac

Thanks Willy Laura and Mary, you are so right, they are beautiful. Yes sorry NL is far away. Laura next time you visit Scotland you can take a trip to NL, just take one more week vacation.

Maryrob

How interesting this is,I would like to see one of them.Thank you Ank.

laurajane

Very cool info, Ank. I have to see the Netherlands....especially after all the wonderful photos you have posted.

ladywil

Een mooie foto en interessante uitleg van de wieken. Bedankt

puzzeljac

Thanks girls, you are welcome.

ringleader

Thanks, Ank, for all the explanation. It's so interesting. I appreciate you posting it.

pumpkinhead

Ank -I find the wing language quite fascinating! It must take a while to be able to "read " the meaning of the sails. Thank you for the puzzle and the information about it .
Hope you have a good evening!
suzy

puzzeljac

Girls we all love the mills, they are so nice. Ardy there is a wing-language. It's in the information now. So for who is interested, read the info.
Tex, that's great, I really hope a flower will grow. I keep my fingers crossed for you.

PLG1958

Love it! Thank you Ank!

chickiemama

Love the windmill Ank. Thanks

ringleader

Windmills are so picturesque. I read somewhere that the way the sails are set have specific meanings. Lovely picture. Thanks, Ank.

pkin38

Gorgeous ... love the windmills...thanks Sis

shirley68

Oh we have two lovely windmills, Thank you, Ank.

goingsilver

Great windmill, I love seeing the varied designs of them.

bentleyd

Good morning Ank:-)) This is a beauty BIG smile:-))))) Enjoy your dayHUGS

Janazlouky

Kathleen is right, thank you so much Ank, HUGS :-)))))))))))

Sissel

This looks new and otherwise than normal - love it :-)

TrudyTai

Charming. Love windmills same as pilley. Thanks, Ank.

pilley

Never get enough of the windmills, thanks, another great set.

texasstar7

Wow, I love this, Ank! What a great closeup! Thanks.
Guess what?! I think my Orchid is growing a bloom. It has a little nub on the base of the stem, not where the roots would be, but further up. If it is a bloom I'll post it when it opens! So excited. Thanks to you telling me how to grow them.