Well I'm going to give it a try. I've been thinking for a long time about making our own bread, rather than buying from the store.
I've also had this thing against owning a bread maker. Not that having one is bad, I just am really partial to the wonderful-ness of bread baked from scratch. However, as I contemplated this "making my own bread" idea, the reality was that a bread maker would make this endeavor a lot more do-able. I decided it was worth what I would give up by going from scratch.
So...here we go! I think we will go through about a loaf every other day. My plan is to bake in the morning, having it ready by lunch. This leaves the oldest bread for breakfast toast in the morning.
The first batch turned out pretty good, but I am ready to experiment! Any wonderful whole wheat recipes would be welcomed!!