Britain Mill in Halltown, Mo.

 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink

One of my favorite assignments this year was photographing Clyde and Janet Beal at their historic Britain Mill on Turnback Creek. It was a feature for Feast and you can read more about the mill on their site. Clyde and Janet purchased the mill, which has been there in one form or another since 1840, as a retirement project and have done an amazing job restoring it. I have a big interest in old houses, barns and traditional buildings so it was a joy to spend the afternoon at the mill. 

 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 The milling stones are enclosed in a wooden box and now powered with electricity at Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Corn meal dust emerges from the milling stones while they are operating at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde Beal walks across an unused water channel built for a previous incarnation of Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. There are three different water channels for the three mills that have been built at the site.  Photos by Brad Zweerink
 Clyde and Janet Beal's Britain Mill at Turnback Creek near Halltown, Mo. on Aug. 13, 2015. Photos by Brad Zweerink