Post 10. Granary

The granary was used primarily to store the provisions. The grenier and raccard are often confused because they are both elevated on stilts, topped by flat stones that prevent mice from entering. But the grenier is better finished, beams are set tightly against each other. The frame is thinner, and the doors close perfectly.

 Map of Mission

In greniers, wheat grain was deposited in safe spaces, but also bread, dried meat and ham. The grenier belonged to two families or more, each family having their own compartment with a solid door and a good lock. The grenier was used for the safeguarding of valuable assets : money, documents and festival clothes.

The grain was easier to keep than flour, which is why it was transported to the mill for grinding only to the extent needed for rapid use. The flour obtained, was used quickly to make enough bread, that would last for long periods.

Previously, mills were operated by the force of the water from mountain streams. The weight and force of the water, projected against a vertical wooden wheel mounted against the building, caused the movement of the wheel.

The mill at Mission was below the village, near the Navisence at the site of the former mill dating from 1929. There remains little of this structure except for one part. The stone wheel that was used to crush the wheat, barley, rye and beans, became the fountain in the village square.


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Continue for about 20 meters until the building of the bread oven ( four banal ) to the right of the road.