The History of the Watermill
The watermill at Kjærgaard was one of 7 that belonged to the Benedictine nunnery at lake Stubber sø until 1547. This important mill with an overshoot water supply serviced a large area and was used by farmers from as far away as Thyholm. In the mid 1700s the mill came into communal ownership and with two new grinders and a mill for the production of oatmeal it entered a new thriving period. At the end of the 1800s, the watermill was joined by a grocers shop, an inn, a smithy and a bakery. In 1913 the watermill building was destroyed by fire. The shortage of electricity in World War I meant that a small turbine building was constructed which supplied electricity to Fousing village until World War II. The turbine building can still be seen near a residential house from 1871. This house is now occupied by the leader of the Nature School.