Plant market at Tadre Mill

A little while ago a local plant market was held at Tadre Mill. It was a rather dark day with showers from above every half hour or so. Anyway it was a nice market and we had hot drinks and swiss rolls in the old mill. I bought a few geraniums. Like the leaves of this one in particular.

Tadre Mill is an old watermill in a valley called Elverdamsdalen - "pond-of-elves-valley" - very poetic name, I think. It reminds me of old folktales: What people have seen or sensed, as they walked along meadow and wood in early summer mornings. Perhaps on their way home from a wedding with fiddles and dance.. who knows.

There have been watermills here since around 1300! Tadre Mill is still working, it is part of Roskilde Museum, and young school classes attend "practical history" lessons here. A group of fresh pensioners are restoring the former millers home and garden in these years. Awesome way to use your spare time and energy - and I bet they are having a good time as well.

In the meadow just south of the mill there are three shelters - gapahuks - with bonfire places. So if you want to see the elves, you should stay overnight.

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