You know that 500 pounds of wheat I had ordered? I picked it up yesterday. (And by picked it up, I literally mean that I picked-it-up. Lifted it. Fifty pounds at a time. Over and over.)
Actually…I picked up 1,000 pounds of wheat because my friend Anne went with me and she was also crazy enough to have ordered ten – 50 pound bags of wheat.
So there we were, heaving twenty – 50 pound bags of wheat into the back of my husband’s truck. We looked really cute. I’m sorry you missed it.
Matt and the boys weren’t home when we got back, so Anne and I got to lift them all over again while we carried them into our house (and then into her house).
Here are all twenty bags stacked in the back of the truck.
I had so much fun interviewing myself back on this post, I thought I’d interview myself again, based on any questions you might have concerning my 500 pounds of wheat:
Me: Wow, Laura. 500 pounds of wheat? Are you crazy?
Me again: Do you even have to ask?
Me: Why did you order 500 pounds of wheat?
Me again: Because I heard of a local gal ordering a big truck load of Wheat Montana. Apparently if you get enough people together to divide a truck load of their wheat, you can save a bunch of money. I usually order my wheat from Azure Standard, but sometimes it doesn’t come in. I never like running low on wheat. It’s not like I can just run to the store and get more, you know? So I ordered…a lot.
Me: So, what in the world are you going to do with all that wheat?
Me again: I grind my own flour and make from scratch all of our bread, tortillas, pancakes, waffles, bagels, cookies, brownies, quick breads and anything else that requires flour. I LOVE baking with freshly ground flour. It tastes incredible and is SO much healthier for us.
Me: How long will 500 pounds of wheat last you?
Me again: I’m thinking it should last about one year. I ordered 10 bags based on the fact that we go through almost 50 pounds each month.
Me: You go through almost 50 pounds of wheat in a MONTH?????
Me again: Well, there are six in our family. Five out of six are male. Four out of six eat like grown men. Plus, we have a LOT of company. Plus, I love to bake for others. Plus, we almost never buy any grain products from the store. Plus, no…that’s all.
Me: Will the wheat keep that long, or are you afraid it will go bad? Where are you storing it?
Me again: Wheat will keep for YEARS. As long as I keep it dry, it’ll be fine. I’m keeping it in a room that was once a garage, and is now just a storage room.
See? It doesn’t take up THAT much space.
Me: Can we see the rest of your storage room?
Me again: Are you kidding? That room is by far the scariest in my house. Nobody gets to go in there. They’d lose all respect for me if they saw that mess.
Me: How much did 500 pounds of wheat cost you?
Me again: I paid $210 for all of it. That makes it about 42 cents per pound. A great price for organic wheat!
Me: What kind of wheat did you get?
Me again: It came from Wheat Montana…and I ordered Hard White Wheat. I LOVE that stuff!!
Me: Why wasn’t Matt there to help you with all of that terrible, back breaking labor?
Me again: Oh, he offered. He actually had the day off when I needed to go pick it up. But, I really wanted him to have some time with the boys. Plus, I hadn’t spent time with my friend Anne for months. I kinda wanted the get-away. Besides, I’m much stronger than I look.
Me: No you’re not.
Me again: Okay, I’m not. But it really wasn’t that hard. I got a good workout.
Me: Will you keep us posted on how long the wheat lasts you and what all you’re making with it?
Me again: I’ll tell you more than you ever wanted to know.
Speaking of which…what else would you like to know?