Saturday, September 24, 2011
Yesterday was the first day of Fall. We celebrated with our picnic of Panera, cider, and Snickerdoodles. Afterwards Momma got some pictures and then we toured the mill in the background of the picture above. We do this every year and it is one of my favorite things to do! The children were fascinated with it and every year we notice something different about it. I may have forgotten to mention this but it is actually a working mill! We buy our stuff from there. Today I needed cornmeal so that's what we got. There's something really special about the millstone's grinding the wheat into flour right in front of your eyes, placing your order, then the man gets a bag out, scoops it up out of the freshly ground bin right next to the millstone, weighing it on the ancient scale, and then tying it closed with a piece of twine. The kids really understand where things come from when we watch it being made!
After this we went to pick apples. But those pictures are for another post... :)