Purple Corn – From Peru

| February 22, 2010

I have tried to get Purple Corn several times in the past.  Finally, I found a supplier that handled it.  It is so dark it looks like coffee beans.  Why is corn different colors?  The more vitamins in a grain the darker and more colorful it becomes.  This is the richest tasting cornmeal I have […]

Ole Mill Truck

| February 22, 2010

Time to dig out the Ole Mill Truck.  Maple Syrup Fest. is coming.  Feb. 27 – 28 and March 6 – 7.  I like to deliver the mill products to the festival with the mill truck.  Ethan (age 10 – grandson) is sick and spending the day with me at home.  Hopefully, tomorrow he will […]

Repair for Gate

| February 1, 2010

When I first built the big gate … I bought a 2 ton hoist to operate it.  The gate only weighs around 550 #s.  However, when the head race is full of water there is a lot of hydraulic pressure on the gate.  So, I used the big hoist and an old metal axle I […]