Danijel Posaric's watermill or “Danek's Watermill”

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kamenDanijel Posarić was its owner who worked there as a miller. The watermill had its own horse-drawn cart and performed services of grinding wheat. It also processed pumpkin seeds into oil (Cro. “koščićno ulje”). People living in the Varaždin County, whose folk-name was “poljari”, used these services. The process of making pumpkin seed oil lasted up to three days. During that time, the people who were waiting for their turn gathered in a special room where they socialised. On those occasions “poljari” often sang accompanied by live music, played cards, and retold various adventures of their lives.
Today, there is still a little room in the watermill's attic with a brick chimney facing the south, where the owner of the watermill used to live. Due to the complex production procedure, nothing was left to chance and the owner was always ready to intervene and deal with various issues.
The proof of his commitment to work is the fact that he himself hammered, or dressed, the grindstone with a special tool called “klepač” (Eng. scythe hammer). He had his steel tools made by a blacksmith in the nearby R. Rajter Street. (Unfortunately, the old blacksmith's workshop was pulled down in 2016).
The people called the process of dressing the grindstone “klep” (Eng. scythe). It was a well-known fact that the flour produced after the grindstone hammering was not of good quality and therefore it was used as stock-cattle feed.
The testimony of the previous period is the existence of large wooden presses for oil processing purposes including other objects in the interior of the watermill. The watermill stopped working in 1985.

 

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14 Mlin Danijela Posarica

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