The 18th century mill

­The spoon mills are typical in Rastoke and in other limestone areas. They are usually built on the banks, where the difference in altitude of water is at least 3-5m. The most important factors are the fall and the right amount of water, which falls onto the spoons and moves the vertical spindle and the milling stone connected to the spindle.

In front of the mill, dams had to be bulit for protection against sudden impacts of water, and the excessive water was yawed into the courses and falls by the mill.

Before the Serbian agression, the Holjevac family had four mills – three so-called "black mills" used to mill the corn, oat, spelt, rye, etc., and the so-called "white mill" used for grinding wheat (belce).