If you are wondering if it would be worth it for your family to make the investment of a wheat grinder, take a look at this site. It breaks down the numbers (from 2007) to show you how much a family of four can save on bread and cereal in a year by cracking and grinding their own wheat to cook these items from scratch. I hadn't done the math myself, so it fascinated me to see it all spelled out like this. And keep in mind that my family spends even less, as the wheat we buy costs a few dollars less than the $15 per 100 lb of wheat quoted here...
At least $2.00 per day for store bought bread
At least 2.00 per day for store bought cereal
At least 4.00 total per day
At least $120.00 per month
X12 months or at least $1440.00 per year
By using a mill, you spend only: (figuring wheat at $15.00 per 100 lbs plus eggs, sugar, salt, etc)
$.40 per day for wholesome bread
.15 per day for healthful cereal
.55 per day
X 30 days
$16.50 a month or $198.00 per year
The average savings for bread and cereal alone is over $1200.00 per year!