tim and alice mills are some of the nicest folks you will meet.
we first got to know them, years ago, when we would all do the holiday market at big city bread.
we would all be huddled up in the cold, albeit in a festive, glowing atmosphere, but they would always be smiling, just happy to be there.
tim and alice and their red mule, luke, grind grits, polenta, and cornmeal and sell it to many of our local grocery stores and co-ops, and also to our best restaurants.
luke grinds it by walking 'round an engine shaft that tim rigged up to power a grinder in his shed.
tim's innovative and thrifty design has been studied by folks at UGA and has even inspired a similar grist mill in africa- built with local, found ingredients.
tim is telling me how it all works:
while alice watches: