We drove to Abingdon, Virginia, to visit the Parks Mill. I think it is one of a dwindling number of operating mills. It was a nice experience to walk through that old mill and imagine the tons of corn that had been ground there in past years. They still grind corn for two products: corn meal and grits. We bought 2 packages of the meal and 1 of the grits.
Later that evening Beverly baked some cornbread muffins made from that Parks Mill corn meal. It was delicious. I can’t wait to try the grits!
Here’s a few pictures to give you a feel for our visit to the old mill. (And thanks to my friend Nancy O who gave the information about this working mill.)
These autumn days are just beautiful.
Be sure to get outside and enjoy the days before the calendar creeps into November & December.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Joke of the Day
During training exercises, the lieutenant who was driving down a muddy back road encountered another jeep stuck in the mud with a red-faced Colonel at the wheel.
"Your jeep stuck, sir ?" asked the lieutenant as he pulled alongside.
"Nope," replied the colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, "yours is."