The economy is headed south, grocery prices are rising, gasoline is in short supply but . . we have a ton of wheat! My wheat supply is kinda like my fabric stash. It is out of control! When I started grinding my own wheat, I ordered 100 pounds. Then I was Whole Foods and I found that their price was much better than what I had paid when I ordered wheat so I bought 100 pounds there. That means I had 200 pounds. We do use a fair amount but we hadn’t really made much of a dent in the 200 pounds. Someone at work had told Vince that their family raised organic Prairie Gold Wheat, as well as organic hard red wheat and they could get him some. Vince asked them to get 200 pounds. That never happened so we decided to get Whole Foods to order us another 200 pounds . . just to have. You know . . if there’s a shortage or the price goes way up, we’ll have plenty. So, now we have 400 pounds of wheat. I have an online quilting buddy in OK who raises wheat and she sent me probably about 50 pounds. Now I have 450 pounds.
Today, as I was on my 6th load of laundry that I was hanging on the line, the phone rang. It was Vince. Can you go down to the driver’s license office and pick up the 200 pounds of wheat? OMG! the last thing I needed was another 200 pounds of wheat but . . that’s what I got.
Every half gallon jar in this house is full of wheat or rice or beans. I had some of those huge XXL Ziploc bags that are big enough to drive my car into. I had those for storing craft projects but I went ahead and used them, along with about 20 gallon size ziploc bags for wheat. Now my freezer is jam packed full!
And, to make it all worse . . Vince is on the Atkins Diet and not even eating bread!
I’m not sure how many wheat berries one little dachshund can eat before exploding but he gobbled up every one that dropped while I was packaging the wheat. He loves wheat berries! Hmmm . . think I could feed him 650 pounds of wheat? Doubtful!