Hooking up your Mill to an Exercise Bike
by Jack Jenkins - I suggest that you look for an exercycle with a cast iron flywheel and enough space between the frame and the flywheel to allow you to bring a V-belt out from the hub. I saw an exercycle in a thrift store a while ago for $8.50 (cheap). I guarantee that if you are patient and look around you can find a very nice but inexpensive cycle that will serve you well.
Baking, Biking, and the Country Living Grain Mill
by Maureen Ash - The first mill was composed of two exercise bikes cobbled together so the chain from the pedals ran a sprocket wheel that had a chain to make the mill go around. I used that HARD for a year and then disaster struck...
How to De-hull Buckwheat with the Country Living Mill
by Tom Kast - This report on dehulling buckwheat was prepared by Tom Kast, who was kind enough to share the information with us and asked us to disseminate it for the benefit of our other customers: Step 1 - Get round-hole test screens from a seed testing house such as ...
Selected for Canadian Grain Commision Education Exhibition
As part of an educational and informational program demonstrating at exhibitions and schools nationwide, the Canadian Grain Commision selected the Country Living Grain Mill to illustrate the concepts of self-sufficiency and whole living. For many of the children (and even some of the adults) this was their first introduction to the process of breadmaking...
Moisture: Your grain’s # 1 Enemy!
by Jack Jenkins
- Moisture is probably the most exciting thing in the world for a kernel of grain. And of course that’s how Mother Nature hard wired seeds of every kind from the very beginning of this old world. If it wasn’t so, they couldn’t sprout and reproduce. But if you want to store and grind your grains to make meal and flour then you have to avoid moisture like the plague. To insure maximum storage life, nutrition and good grind-ability, you have to do everything in your power to keep your grain dry.