Purchasing a Country Living Grain Mill

Posted by on September 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm.

The past several months, I’ve been looking at grain mills and after much research, I’ve finally decided on the one that I will, most likely, purchase; The Country Living Grain Mill.


It’s made in the USA, and has a lifetime warranty. It’s not cheap, running over $400, but it will last a lifetime and from what I’ve read the customer service is superb. That’s definitely something I look for when purchasing a product. The big selling point for me is that it is manual, so even if we have no electricity. I already making my own flour, but on a much smaller scale and I don’t do it often… With this purchase it will completely eliminate my need to ever purchase store bought flour again.

I try to be as self-sustainable as possible, so naturally that applies to cooking also. While manually grinding my own grains and beans might take time, I don’t mind since it allows me to control a huge part of my food preparation. My arms will be even more toned than they are now and even if the electricity went out, I’d still be able to use my kitchen appliance. Just like my mortar and pestle. My favorite kitchen tools are manual. The reasoning behind that is blatantly obvious.

I most likely will make this purchase before the year ends. I must say, that I’m really looking forward to grinding my own corn meal and bean flours.

Of course, when I finally make the purchase. I’ll post a review here, and I’ll be sure to show some of the things I grind with my Country Living Grain Mill.


  • Jennifer says:

    Awesome 🙂
    I have been thinking about buying a Nut Grinder that Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes Monarch has come up with but waiting for the prices to come down a bit 🙂
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, This can grind nuts into butter also, and so does my Green Star juicer. However the big plus with the above grain mill is that it’s not dependent on electricity to work.

    Your traditional manual meat grinders can make nut butters also and they aren’t costly. I’ve used them also.

    Again, it goes back to me trying to be as self-sustainable as possible. I don’t want to dependent on electricity for everything I use. This, and other manual gadgets I have, give me that freedom. 😉 I use them because I truly enjoy them, but if there ever comes a time where that was my only choice, I’d still be able to perform a lot of functions while many others would find themselves… helpless.

    Dan talks about “disconnecting from the grid” briefly in this video. If you’re not paying attention you might miss that. In that way, we are a lot alike. I do a lot of the things he mentions on his site.
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    Jennifer Reply:

    I think Matt monarchs nut grinders are also electric free but I will have to check again it’s been a while since I have read up on them
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, Oh he has non-electric variety also? I’d seen a few on his site, but those were electric.

    The biggest issue I have with some within the spotlight is a few make a lot of wild claims. I’m not one to dismiss anecdotal evidence, but there are some within that spotlight that make some off the wall claims or say things that are completely untrue about nutrition or how the body works. When they do that, the come off as “snake oil salesman” since they say what they think the public wants to hear.

    I’m all about natural healing, but if a person thinks they’ll pull me in by saying something that sounds good. Well they are in for a big surprise. I research everything and that includes things I might support. But that’s a rant for another day…
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  • suituapui says:

    That’s a nice thing to have but I’m not sure if we can get grains here. The ethnic people would pound by hand or take theirs to a rice mill.
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, I’ve used the mortar and pestle to pound some grains, but a mill would be much nicer. Although, a lot more expensive. I do love that it is a manual grain mill.
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