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I wanted a Country Living Grain Mill. I ordered one from Homestead Products at least a month ago. I faxed the order in to them. I have since then sent 4 e-mail messages asking that they acknowledge my order and give me some kind of expected ship date. No answer at all. I guess I will have to look elsewhere....any suggestions??? Thanks!!!

-- jeanne (GI@hurry.com), January 09, 1999


Grain Mill: Cumberland General Store, Crossville, TN Order toll free: 1-800-334-4640 {Fax 931/456--1211} Cast Iron Grinders (Steel Burrs) "Solid cast Quaker City style mill complete with steel burs. Vitreously bonded for a lifetime of service. Precision cast iron grinder which adjusts easily for coarse or fine grinding of wheat, corn, etc. Imported. Shipped weight 15 lbs. Catalog #0192. $58.90 Add $4.60 for handling; Shipping based on your zip code; add sales take if your in Tennessee. Hope this helps. P.S. Cumberland General Store sell LOTS of useful hard-to-find items. I have ordered from them without problem.

-- Albert E. Potts (Potts5116@aol.com), January 09, 1999.

the only way I know of to get through to Homestead reliably is to phone them...

FWIW, folks, does ANYONE know of a place that has the Country Living Mill in stock...delivery times I've been given on that particular mill are anywhere from 3 to six months...we ordered something else.


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), January 09, 1999.


Millennium mill (-5 sp) all wood construction stainless drive shaft binded stone burrs 10" plus throw for crank cranks easier than ANY of the mills Lehmans has in the catalog (we tried all of them)

Can be bicycle or motor powered turns 1 pound of wheat into 4 sifted cups of flour plus a little in about an hour and a half (I'll be a greek God with the shoulders I'm gonna get!!) the first loaf is in the machine even now!!

Oh yeah, the crass part $249 plus shipping

their description is as follows but their pix on teh site are very accurate: : :

. Non-Electric: The Millennium Mill) comes with a 12" stamped steel flywheel/pulley with an adjustable handle length with three crank settings; 6", 7 =" and 9",(patent pending) for easy and less strenuous operation. The flywheel/pulley is grooved to accept a =" v- belt, thus enabling the mill to be motorized and the handle removed. 2. No Cast Parts: All metal parts are steel - so if they are dropped or bent they can be straightened. Cast parts will crack and break.

::::Got this right!! This was made by craftsmen !!!! And over engineered!!! Can you tell I'm impressed???:::::

3. Repairable/Rebuildable: If the mill were to be damaged, (dropped or somehow broken), it could be completely disassembled with a screw driver and a pair of pliers. All of the wood parts can be reproduced in a garage with a pencil and a hand saw. The joints of the wood body are all butt-joints. No fancy wood joints that require special electric shop equipment to duplicate. Since all attach points are mechanical, (bolts or screws), there are no glued joints. This mill is rebuildable not disposable. 4. Standard Hardware: All of the hardware (bolts and screws) are readily available at any hardware store. 5. Hand Dressed Grind Stones: The grind stones are hand dressed 5"/60 grit stones with an internal feed auger for good mill efficiency. Adjusting the stones to produce course to fine flour is done with your fingertips and no tools required. Once you lock the adjustment, the stones can be removed and replaced for cleaning without disturbing the adjustment setting. 6. Large Capacity Hopper: The Millennium Mill) has an 8+ cup grain hopper and discharges into a soft Rubbermaid. rectangular tub with sealing lid, (included with the mill). Again, a readily available part. 7. Steel Drive Shaft: The steel drive shaft is made from stainless steel and runs on a sealed ball bearing for long service and smooth operation.

: : : You will want to lubricate the retaining bearing on the burr end) : : :

8. All Wood Body: The wood body of the mill is made from =" birch plywood with solid oak base. The base is attached to a =" birch plywood foundation. All exterior screws are counter sunk for a nice exterior finish. 9. Free Standing: The Millennium Mill) is free standing and does not require attachment or clamping to a counter top when used as a hand mill. The base does have arrangements for securing when motorized. With proper care, the Millennium Mill) will deliver decades of reliable service. ::::HOWEVER::: I would recommend nailing (screwing)it down, as it has a tendency to walk all over: : : :


-- Chuck, night driver (rienzoo@en.com), January 09, 1999.

I have checked out all the sites that an internet search brought up for selling the country living mill. They all have the same @ 12 week wait, because the problem is with the manufacturer itself. However, i believe it was Walton Feeds that said that for only a 'small amount' more, they could get shipment quicker. Mysteriously had a shipment due in. Probably had some stored away. LOL.

-- Damian Solorzano (oggy1@webtv.net), January 10, 1999.

Chuck forgot to mention that delivery on the Millennium Mill from Stortite is prompt. I ordered mine the last week of November, it arrived 12 days later.

Jeanne -- why not call the Country Living people on the phone? If they won't even answer phone calls, cancel your order and find another. If you ordered on a credit card, notify the issuer in writing what you're doing and why.

Chuck's right about this Millennium Mill. Check it out.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), January 10, 1999.

Perhaps the manufacturers have geared up?

I emailed the New England Storehouse last week to ask if there was a backlog on orders and they said not at all. They had a shipment coming in on Thursday. Last Friday they notified me that the mill was on its way. Country Living Mill. $205.00 for the manual base and both the mill and slicer attachments. Shipping another $10.00.

Right now I can't locate the domain name but perhaps others can post it?



-- Floyd Baker (fbaker@wzrd.com), January 10, 1999.

So, what is the difference between a stone and a steel burr in what it can do?

-- Bumble Bee (bumble@icanect.net), January 10, 1999.

Here's the url I didn't have in my previous post.

New England Storehouse.



-- Floyd Baker (fbaker@wzrd.com), January 10, 1999.

Hi. I have a distributor who has about a dozen Country Living mills for delivery by the first week in February. She ordered them a couple of months ago. I expect to have them priced by the end of the day today. Please see our website here: http://members.tripod.com/z2z/index.html

The mills aren't on the page yet. We also sell the Family Living mill, and can ship it immediately.

-- Gary Hansen (zz@hamilton.net), January 13, 1999.

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