Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Suber's Corn Mill

This is another place my father-in-law took me to the same day we visited the covered bridge. It is a corn mill that is still in operation in Greer, SC. When Joyce and I visited last Saturday, work was being done on the wheel, but the owner was loading up her car with grits and corn meal to deliver to the local grocery store where it is a regular item. I purchased a bag of each to try.

I have always been interested in the way things were done in the past. Just down the road from the cabin is Foxfire, which explores the way people lived in previous generations. Perhaps you have seen Foxfire books in the library or saw the movie with Jessica Tandy.
It would be a shame to loose the knowledge our great grandparents had!
I want to go back to the mill on a Tuesday or Friday when they are actually grinding.
In my research about the covered bridge, I found out about the oldest stone bridge in SC, built in 1820. It is called Poinsett Bridge. I will be checking it out the next time I head that way!
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Jessica said...

Since I'm stuck at home with mom, I truely enjoy your trips! Thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

There is a mill here in OR...we did not see it in operation, but the gift store was loaded with their products, a deli serving items made with their products..just one sniff and you were immediately hungry! What are you going to fix?

Holly's Hobbies said...

Cornbread and grits!

nise said...

Neato! Can you cook as well as you can photograph and paper create???

Holly's Hobbies said...

LOL...I am a pretty good cook! I am cooking for our church Monday night and I think the menu will be pork loin, cabbage, sweet potatoes, rice & gravy, apple pie and I think I will use some of that corn meal to make some cornbread! I bought apples and sweet potatoes today at an orchard in northern to come!

Danielle said...

What local store were they taking the grits to? I live nearby.