Paul just as a information tid bit, can you tell me what kind of plot of wheat it would take to cover the needs of a small group? say enough wheat for 2 or 3 loves of bread a day all year long ?? I seem to recall that a bushel is 40 lbs?? and there is no loss when grinding so...40 pounds of wheat should make 40 pounds of flour??? I would think 1/2 an acre would do it??? but have no idea..and yea I could google it but this way you get to teach us!!!There was and there is.
The natives would harvest heaps of it in such a way to encourage more to grow the following year. But they don't really do that anymore.
Flour volume vs weight conversions | Grams | Ounces | Cups | Pounds | Kilograms | QuartsYou'd get about 40 bushels an acre, but like anything, it depends on the year. Sometimes as little as 25 to 30, sometimes as much as 50. At least around here (north of Kalispell).
I use about 6 cups of ground wheat for 2 loaves of bread. Volume measures can be different from weight measures, so I don't know if the 6 cups actually equal 3 lbs. I kinda doubt it. 1 cup = 8 oz. when it's water, but flour is lighter in the same size container.
Okay, someone else's turn to take it from here! My brain has taken the weekend off!