This morning as we are still in Pella Iowa and after we got up and around we went down town to the bakery and looked around for they also had a gift shop next to the bakery and you could go to either one from the inside. Charlotte found these ceramic windmills that could be hung on the Christmas tree so she bought one for each of our three kids and one for herself. After wards we went to the only working windmill that was located downtown also in fact they ground wheat into flour both wheat and white for the two bakeries in town plus to the public. You can take guided tours of the windmill which is what we did and it was quiet interesting. The windmill was attached to the museum so we took an elevator up to the level where the blades of the windmill are located. They had just opened and so there was a man who was getting the blades ready to turn, he has to turn the blades by hand with a wheel until one of the four blades is pointing down, then he locked the blades where they can’t turn climbs up the blade unfurling just enough canvas to catch the wind, it depends on how much wind is blowing to how much canvas to let out. He has to do this four times once with each blade, and if the wind picks up our dies down he will have to do it again. After that we went inside where the grinding wheel is located and we were told how that works, there are several trap doors that can be opened on each floor so the wheat can be brought up to be ground and the flour lowered down to the delivery truck. The guide told us that most windmills are not this tall but they had to build this one tall so it could catch the wind over the buildings around the windmill which makes since for if it was out in and open field it would only need to be tall enough for the blades to clear the ground.