Yesterday, we visited an old, old corn mill. It's part of the Pioneer Village in a state park. We love to go there and watch the reenactments of pioneer living- the spinning, weaving, leather working, etc... Even with the crowds of visitors, it is such a peaceful place.
But the best part is when they start up the old mill and we get to watch the corn grinding.
The operator tells of days when the mill ran from sunup to sundown everyday, making hundreds of pounds of cornmeal every hour. And I think, "people have been having their meal processed for hundreds of years." And what was their alternative-way back then?
But now, thanks to technology, we have more options. We can hope that the flour and or meal that we pick up off the supermarket shelf meets the standards we have. Or we can grind it ourselves and know it does. So, readers, tell my of your experiences. Do you grind your own wheat or corn? Love it? Hate it?