.. where Ikea explores the windmills and meets a rat

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

i have to tell u a secret! i went a little geocaching last time i was in Saaremaa!! and, u know, this is when i met these large fun houses called windmills! they make flour in these windmills u know! well, they don’t anymore because of lot of reasons, one of them being that they now make flour elsewhere. but these windmills are still there, so everyone can go in and take a look! so we did!

these windmills are quite nice houses actually, because of two things: 1. they have a large fan and 2. the big one is actually from Holland, one of my favorite countries. also, they have many floors with a rope going though! check it out:

apparently, this rope was also good for something back when they were making this flour. but they don’t anymore, so it was just a lot of fun. u know, when exploring, i had several ideas why they don’t make this flour there anymore (besides the one that i already mentioned). and i think one of the reasons is that someone has nicked the millstone!

so it can be a little tricky to grind all these grains without millstones! not so much fun, i’m afraid. and also, another reason might be that not too many people live in this mill. i guess the only people who live there are the tourists. well, they don’t actually live there, but they visit often. and of course, then there are the Petersons. and of course, then, there is the Rat!!!

wohoo, i have to say i was a bit scared of the rat in fact. because it was a bit dark in the corner. giraffes are not usually scared by rats, it’s just that this one scared without any warning. luckily, the Petersons had a cat nearby, so before anything else happened, i was very much rescued. although i wanted to say hello to this Rat and ask how she was doing. because, as i found out from the Petersons, her name is Mildred in fact and she’s 2 years old. that’s like 15 in giraffe years. Here’s the Petersons after capturing me from the Rat Mildred:

needless to say, there were more animals. well, animal figures in fact, because there were wooden horses outside!!! wooden horses are quite fun too, especially the ones by the windmills, with the funny hair, hehe! check it out:

i can say that there are 5 or so windmills alltogether in this place of windmills, but i am not going to tell u about each of them. because they kind of look quite similar u know!! so, what started out as a little fun trip of geocaching ended up being even more fun with all this windmill exploration, meeting a Rat, the Petersons and fotografs on wooden horses. i guess it is all just gr8 fun for a giraffe, like me – don’t u think? now i have made a little plan of going to visit Holland in order to check out the windmills over there.. but wait, that’s a little secret for now – only Angel knows about it. until then – perhaps u know any other places with windmills that i could travel to? let me know and have fun!

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