February 12, 2019 -- Homestead Heritage Gristmil
This historic timber-frame mill near Waco, Texas was originally built in 1760 in the Long Valley of western New Jersey. It was in use for almost 160-years until it closed in 1918. Folks from Waco’s Homestead Heritage found the mill in 2000, neglected and in disrepair, and brought it to Texas, where it has found a new home and renewed life as a working building at Homestead Heritage.
In 2001, the craftsmen of Homestead Heritage carefully documented and dismantled the Teeter mill and restored it in its new location near Waco, Texas. Given a new life as Homestead Gristmill, the mill is now open to the public year round, grinding fresh whole wheat flour and corn meal, much as it did over 230 years ago. In addition to three types of wheat and corn, they also grind oats, rye, spelt, rice, buckwheat and soybeans, using a single-step process of grinding with natural granite stones which preserves the nutritional value of the grain.
This Heritage Homestead is a very interesting & photogenic place to visit if ever in the Waco area -- http://www.homesteadheritage.com/