I feel like a homesteader when I grind my own wheat. Ok, not really because the grinder is electric and I have not used the hand crank yet, but I still feel frugal, old fashioned and homey. Here is the yummy golden wheat. I use white wheat because it is not as heavy and I can get my family to eat it. I mix this with white flour to get more nutrition into my family without changing texture too much. My Mother-in-law loaned me her wheat grinder. When she brought it to me I must admit that the thought "what the heck it is that thing I am going to have to store." But I got the beast out the other day and you know what? It is the most kick butt machine I have ever used. It is fairly quiet compared to others I have used, and talk about fast. I ground up four pouches and two gallon ziplocs in about a 1/2 hour. It went so fast. Logan & Addison were my little helpers.
This is the wheat going into the hopper. The kids job was to use a brush and keep the wheat going down into stones to be ground.
This is our finished product. It is ready to be mixed with the white flour and turned into bread, cookies or cakes! Yummy!