Posted on July 25 2012

Scotts Milling Company

Last week I got a message from a friend letting us know about a tractor show in a nearby town that I’ve never been to.  We all packed up the kiddos and made the tiny trek over to Scotts, MI to check out the tractors.  Oh!  The whole town was having a garage sale!  EVERY SINGLE HOUSE had stuff out by the road, filling up the ends of every driveway.  First of all, I had no cash on me!!!  It was torturous – I felt like a rehabilitated pirate who’s sworn to never go near treasure again.  (Peter Pan is on in the background, I think that’s where the pirate comparison is coming from!)  But really, it was hard not to just stop and look!  We got to the tractor show, and all our little guys were incredibly excited, even though there weren’t many tractors because it was Friday and we were told Saturday is when the majority of the tractors show up.  Tractors must work too, I suppose.

Stumbling on the old building of the Scotts Milling Company made up for the lack of tractors and skipping out on garage sales.  Well, almost.  But really, it was fun to explore and explain to the boys what the building was all about.  We went inside, and it was rather barren, save for the few photos on the wall serving as history of the building and those that ran the company.  I go through a great amount of flour around here, and I’m encouraged to seek out a local mill to get flour from the source, if at all possible.  I’ll keep you posted on that front.

  1. Sue says:

    Check out this mill sometime…not so very far away! They have wonderful pancake mixes…yum! You can tour the mill, but there is a fee.

    http://www.newrinkelflour.com/

  2. Ash says:

    I am longing for the messy green, damp, and the loads of fresh produce of A good Michigan summer. I moved to CO via The Mitten about 2 years ago. Glad I stumbled across this blog. It’s a great balm for when I’m feeling a little homesick.

    Cheers
    Ash

    P.S. Call me crazy but all I want right now is an overcast day.

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