Flour Power at 70 Miles Per Hour

Flour Power at 70 Miles Per Hour

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be featured in Smithsonian Magazine.  However, serendipity can lead you onto wondrous new paths, or highways, just by pedaling the 'Country Living Grain Mill' like your life depends upon it.


  1. Jaime Davis on December 1, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    77 and still a peddlin’. Way to go! 🙂

  2. Gail Nickel-Kailing on December 2, 2011 at 1:01 am


    Great photo and great new website!

    All the best!


  3. Chris Wiklof on January 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations on your article, Jack! You look great.

  4. Mary on June 29, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Mr. Jenkins,
    Thank you. You are an inspiration to human imagination! Could you please share with the rest of us how you made your pedal powered machine. It would help me (and probably many others) put one together for my family and I. Please.

    Thank you.

  5. Country Living on September 25, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Hi Alex,

    If you are grinding a hopper full of wheat (about 4 1/2 cups or almost 2 pounds), it will typically take about 25 to 30 minutes to grind a fine flour. If you adjust it to a more coarse setting, it won’t take that long. The result will be approximately 7 cups of flour. You can grind by hand, or if you motorize your mill it will take less time.

    I hope that answers your question. Please let us know if we can be of further help.


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