Peanut Butter Fest features mule-driven cane mill

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content “We have three kinds of syrup – pancake, old-timey ribbon cane and a thick syrup we call molasses,” Todd said. “They’re all good.”Todd also makes pepper sauce, jams, jellies, pickles and relishes. And, he’ll bring along several jars of them.“And, we make it all the old-fashioned way,” he said. Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Todd’s great-great-grandfather Luke R. Simmons was a member of one of the first seven “settling” families in Troy and was elected as a representative to the State Legislature.“Troy was originally Deer Stand Hill and my great-great-grandfather is said to have renamed it Troy in honor of his friend, Troy Alexander, who was one of the original settlers.”Todd will bring with him stories to share about his ancestors and the roles they played in settling Pike County and as syrup makers.The juice that the Todd brothers grind will be for sale in cups, in half gallons and gallons. They will also have syrup made the old-fashioned way, in a kettle over and open fire. You Might Like Construction going well for Pike County Schools There was hardly any discussion as the Pike County Board of Education breezed through its October meeting on Monday night…. read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “We’ll be grinding cane just like it was done back when my daddy, L.D. Todd, was grinding cane and making syrup in the Hamilton Crossroads-Tennille area back years ago,” Todd said. “My family has a tradition as syrup makers. I’m dedicating this mill to the memory of my grandfather Billy Todd, who was a syrup maker. My brother, Max, and I will be running it Saturday. We are looking forward to being back ‘home’ and a part of the Peanut Butter Festival.”Billy Todd walked to Pike County from Early County, Georgia after the Civil War.“He got a job as a farm day laborer at Hamilton Crossroads,” Todd said. “He was a progressive farmer. He set up a peanut picker and bought one of the first tractors around here. He was a good syrup maker and got our family established in the trade.” Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Peanut Butter Fest features mule-driven cane mill By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:25 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2013 The Chattanooga 22 cane mill that will be grinding cane for the 23rd Annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge on Saturday is probably the only model of its kind in the United States.“It’s very rare,” said Joe Todd, who owns and operates Todd’s Syrup Farm in Headland. “I bought the Chattanooga 22 in Toccoa Falls, Georgia and restored it. The trailer that it will be set up on is a World War II Army jeep trailer. So there’s a lot of history surrounding this cane mill.”The mill will be “mule-powered” and will grind some of the sweetest cane juice this side of heaven, Todd said. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Skiplast_img read more