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Oatmeal Honey Bread

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2 pkgs. dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 cups boiling water
1 cup regular rolled oats
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup powered milk
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 cups sifted whole wheat flour

Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Place rolled oats in a large bowl and add the boiling water. Let stand until lukewarm, approximately 20 minutes. Add yeast mixture, let stand 5 minutes. Add honey and oil. Sift dry ingredients together twice, then add to mixture in small amounts at a time. Knead until the dough is like elastic, approximately 10 minutes. Put dough into a greased bowl, cover and let rise until double in size. Punch dough down, knead once again. Shape into two loaves letting rise 10 minutes in a warm place covered with a dish towel. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Turn out of pans and brush with butter.