26 Aug 2010, 2:34am
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  • Unbleached. Fresh milled. Local

    All those words can only mean one thing.  I’m getting GOOD flour.  Just went up the way to a farm that mills flour, chicken feed, oats for your horses/cattle…wonderful.  And, please sit down …. it cost only $5 for 10lbs.  TEN POUNDS of unbleached, locally grown and milled flour.  I can TOTALLY do that.

    When we first moved here about two and a half years ago, *gasp* (I can’t believe it’s been that long…different subject) I saw this mill and fell in love with it.  I took pictures of the outside, only dreaming of the day that I could step inside and explore all of the goodies inside.  
    Today was my day.
    It surpassed my expectations.  Talk about tip-toeing through the pages of a Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte.  Old, full of untold stories, rustic and perhaps a few secrets.  The journalist in me wanted to spend a couple hours there just peering into the corners.
    I was intrigued by the details.  I had no clue what I was looking at, but they were begging to be photographed.
    What are these things for?  I don’t know.  Good subjects though.
    This photo below shows how they fill the bags with their flour.  The whole time there was the sound of huge belts churning and turning being propelled by the small creek below.  A true mill.
    There sits my flour.
    And here is the kind Mennonite boy who bagged and tied it.
    Bags of feed waiting to be sent out
    I know there is more to this place. If only I hadn’t needed to run more errands.  I’m going to go back.  I have to.  The curious writer/journalist in me is just itching to find the stories this mill holds.

    NICE!!!!! Freshly ground flour is awesome. I am thankful for a friend who can grind wheat with her food processor.

    C

    PS Love those pics. :)

    I *need* to know where this is, pleeease?!

    27 Aug 2010, 2:26am
    by East Coast-er Momma

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    Cherylg: Thanks! Photography is a past time of mine and there was so much there, too.

    Megan: You gottit! I'll give you the info. It's not too far from you, believe it or not.

    Misha, I'm just now reading this…fantastic!
    If you go back to the mill, will you let me or Anita know. I think Justin would be fascinated.
    Thanks, Ada

     

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