Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Field Trip!

We had the pleasure of visiting the Cedar Creek Grist Mill this past weekend!  Other than the cars in the parking lot and electric fans in the windows, it was a step back through time!  The mill was built in the 1800's and a restoration began in the 1980's (check it out and get great recipes here!!).  Pictures of it abound...it has even had a few puzzles made of it. (They had a "Little Big Ben" puzzle on display that I'm pretty sure I had as a kid!)  We walked across a beautiful covered bridge to get there, and learned from the friendly volunteers all about how the mill works, about mill stones, and about producing electricity with running water.  The girls got to see corn being ground into cornmeal, and each one of them spent a few minutes churning butter on an old crank style churner.  After that we ate Indian fry bread made with freshly milled flour, topped by the butter the girls had just churned. (We brought home some flour and some butter, too.  Mmmmmmm!!!)  Then before heading back to civilization we hiked around the beautiful property for a while.  We can't wait to go back next month and press our own apple cider!!


Anonymous said...

Cool!! Looks like a lot of fun.

J+M+S said...

Gorgeous...looks like so much fun and what beautiful pictures!!