Degirmen - Turkmen-style water mill

Degirmen – Turkmen-style water mill

A Turkmen-style water mill was called a Degirmen. It was set up by the river, and the main thing about it was a big wooden wheel. This wheel turned slowly because of the river’s flow, and it made the millstone spin. The top part of the millstone moved because of the wheel, but the bottom part stayed still.

People have used water mills for a really long time to grind grains and make wheat. The water helped crops grow, and every water drop seemed to make a bit of flour. That flour was then used to bake tasty bread, a special dish for every meal.

Elders used to say: “With water, rocks will bloom; with land, bread will be born.” Mills were super important for a long time, and even now, people believe that flour made by a stone mill is the most delicious, and it makes the best-smelling and tastiest soups.

Degirmen - Turkmen-style water mill

Degirmen - Turkmen-style water mill

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