Monday, July 28, 2008
Wheat to Bread
My uncle posed this question to my mother...
"If you raised one acre of wheat and there were 60 bushels of wheat per acre, how many loaves of bread could you get out of one acre of wheat?"
She asked me if I could figure it out and I did!! At first I thought, "why"?
But now that I know the answer it has really peaked my interest and curiosity. I wonder how hard it would be to raise an acre of wheat. An acre isn't really that much in the grand scheme of it all. I'm intrigued!
Oh did you want the answer?
3574.56 loaves of bread!!!!! (using my recipe that calls for approximately 15 cups of flour and makes 4 loaves of bread)
I would only need to make make an acre of wheat every 7-8 years! :) Or I could help feed a lot of people!
When looking for a picture of wheat field I found this statistic....
"One Oklahoma family can live 10 years off of bread produced by one acre of wheat" from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
Picture from NDSU website.