at the mill
The Mill is where the farmers brings their grains for cleaning, storing and grinding into flours. Here are some pictures of that process.
Drying the grains
When grains arrive at the mill they are then dried to 11-13%. This is done with fans and careful monitoring.
Once the grains are dry they are run through the seed cleaner to remove chaff and clean the seed. This is done mechanically with a mill worker supervising.
The stones are taken apart regularly, painted with a food grade mix of flour, water and food coloring, to show the high points, cleaned and ground to be even again.
Return to work
As the stones rotate, the grains are ground to flour, retaining all their nutrients because the process stays cool.
Depending on the setting, the mill can grind grains to different levels of coarseness, which can then be sifted further for different kinds of flour.