Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mill Interior

This picture shows the interior of the Flour Mill at Nethers, Virginia. No doubt the man pictured is the local owner/proprietor, offering freshly ground flour produced from wheat grown in the area. It is interesting that back in the day, you knew where your food came from, and the production and processing of food benefited the local community. 


  1. This picture makes me remember my Dad calling small moths in the house "Dusty Millers." That never meant anything to me since we always bought our flour in the grocery store. Later, I learned where the dusty little moths got their name from. Interesting photo.
    -Anne K.

  2. When I was a kid, mother baked and decorated a cake that looked like a persian cat laying down. The "fur" was marshmellow type frosting. Someone opened the back door and a large Dusty Miller flew in and smack into the side of the cat. Mother dug out the Miller and the frosting all around it and smeared on some fresh frosting. 65 years ago and this is the first "confession."