The windmill next to our brewery does not look like it normally does these days. Its sails are gone. Blown away, like they did in a storm, like they did in 1972? Nope, they are off for maintenance.
The metal got a little rusty after exposure to Dutch weather for three decades and part of the woodwork started to sigh a little too heavily under its weight. Time to replace these essential parts of the wooden giant.
It will take about a month or so but when the work is done, the sails will be ready for another eighty years.