6 children, 1 mill and a ferry ride with turning point
This mill story begins on a ferry trip from Italy to Greece, where one of our employees meets Mrs. U. from Germany. Mrs. U. invites our team member of the Salzburg Grain Mills to her house in a small Greek village in the Peloponnese. There, in further conversations, the two find out that Mrs. U. has already been the owner of a Salzburg grain mill for 35 years.
So the real mill story starts much earlier:
Ms. U. was 16 when she moved out of home. By this time, she was already grinding grain, but used a coffee grinder, because there was little money available. Several years later, she discovered a grain mill at a friend’s house and was immediately smitten. Mrs. U. had saved money, informed herself, looked at grain mills in health food stores and decided on a Salzburg mill. The reason was the desire for a stone grinder and, except for Agrisan grain mills, there were no other mills that had this feature.
For several decades, Mrs. U. used her Salzburg mill and provided her 6 children with freshly milled flour and meal. Homemade bread from rye and evening porridge from barley were on the menu every day. Children also had free access to the flour mill: standing on the windowsill, it could be used by anyone who wanted to.
In the meantime, Mrs. U.’s children have grown up and one of her daughters, who is a mother herself, has taken over the Salzburg Grain Mill and still uses it. Mrs. U. herself does not need so much flour today. A small hand mill grinds enough to bake cookies or the like 2 to 3 times a week.
Mrs. U.’s 35-year-old Salzburg flour mill still looks the same today. And although they – from an extended family! – was used a lot, there were never any problems. “3 kilos of flour and nothing goes poof” – because the motor does not get too hot, adds Mrs. U. The mill runs like on the first day.
Mrs. U. is totally thrilled and can count her Salzburg grain mill among the few things left over from her former household that still work today!
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That was: 6 children, 1 mill and a ferry ride with turning point