Thanks for the interesting link and story.
I had never heard of it.
My family has owned/operated farms in this county since 1889, so I have respect for things like this.
We have no water power, this part of Texas is normally pretty dry. Of late very dry.
A side note: my great great grandfather had a mill for livestock feed. It was wind powered and place on the 2nd floor of his barn. When the wind got high enough he would call the family out of the field to grind feed in the mill. I never saw that mill, but my father talks about it occassionally.
We are in the planting seed business. Primarily wheat. We have a seed cleaning and processing plant that my father built. It is not simple, not new, but works very well.
In the beginning we put the seed up in bags. For the past few years we only sold seed in bulk, typically in grain cart size loads.
Again, thank for the article and pic.