As ever life is full, which for most of the time is great, however every now and again I need to take some time out. This weekend I decided to do just that however I didn’t want to go far so I headed to Barry Mill, near Carnoustie, which is a National Trust property. It’s a real gem of a property however one that is hardy ever visited; to ensure its survival I urge you to go and take a look before it shuts for the winter (end of October).
It’s a water-powered mill which used to provide a service to all the farms and people living in the surrounding area; now the wheel only turns when a curious visitor is on the premises…
There is also a beautiful small orchard and plenty of picnic benches!
The mill grinds a range of cereals however unfortunately you can’t buy your porridge oats there now. However, I did buy a porridge spurtle which is a traditional Scots implement for stirring the porridge, which has become my favourite breakfast dish of the moment!
As I was putting this post together, I was reminded of the Windy Miller from Camberwick Green so I thought I would end with a quick, nostalgic clip for those of us who were brought up in the 70s and 80s on a diet of gentle-paced children’s television!