Saturday, May 14, 2011

Road Trip Day 7, Saturday - Maybry's Mill

We are up in the Appalachian Mountains now and making our way southwest on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Our ears begin to pop  as we climb from just above sea level to around 3000 feet.  We stopped at Mabry's Mill, a very old but still working grist mill and historical center.

Off in the woods is a home made still.  White Lightening!
Water to run the mill is carried by a system of sluices.

This is a press that squeezes the juice out of sorghum.

The juice from the sorghum is boiled until thick.

We bailed Smokey out of the kennel..

Smokey liked the spring water.

We climbing but the view has been obscured by rain that comes and goes,  We figure that the best is yet to come.  We are spending the night in Boone, North Carolina.


DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

Great photo set. I'll bet that area is stunning in the fall as well.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I'm with Driller. I bet the area is stunning in the Fall. I'd love to visit a working grist mill.

I bet Smokie was glad to be free.