Grist to the Mill


Colvin Run Mill in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, dates from the early 19th century. It’s a water-powered grist mill that still operates today. On the grounds of the mill is a general store that originally served the community and where you can now buy freshly ground flour and cornmeal, old-fashioned penny candy, and other goodies. If you visit between noon and 3 PM, you may be lucky enough to see the miller at work.

5 Responses to Grist to the Mill

  1. Kate says:

    Good title and very good picture. It cries out for a story or a poem to be written about it!

  2. Felicia says:

    Passante, thanks for stopping by. I have a Mexican food theme for Fridays and I agree with you that the best food can be found at dive places. It is so cool that some work hasn’t changed, or changed much. Brings back memories…I lived on the East Coast when I was a kid and we used to ice skate at an old grist mill.

  3. alice says:

    J’aime beaucoup cette photo de moulin. En Bretagne, ils sont nombreux mais ceux qui ont été restaurés ne sont en service que pour les touristes, on ne produit plus de farine, dommage!
    Tu as la jambe dans le plâtre?!!Tu dois souffrir de la chaleur, j’espère que ce ne sera pas trop long…

  4. edwin s says:

    Every DP I’ve visited today reminds me of movies that I’ve watched. this one has a ‘The Village’ feel to it. Of course, the inhabitants in that movie had no goodies to look forward to.

  5. Marie McC says:

    This looks like someplace I need to go visit! Nice shot, interesting post and thanks so much for the link. Their website is really interesting.

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