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Goat milk Keifer

7 years ago
last modified: 7 years ago

I know this should be under beverages, but nobody seems to post under that section.

We have a doe that is producing way more milk than her single kid can handle. She's a first timer and is producing more milk than even some of my older does. We've had milk a little bit out every day so she's comfortable and not at risk for mastitis. At first we thought the baby wasn't milking on one side but we've seen her nurse both sides now. So I'm milking about 500 ml (2 cups) a day from her. It's not a lot because I don't want her producing even more milk, I just want to keep her comfortable while her body adjust.

So last night I picked up some Kefir (liquid not grains) and I thought I'd give it a try in the goat milk. It hasn't been terrible warm here, so I think it will take a little longer and I'm wondering if anyone has tried this before. What did you think? I've had kefir before, but have never made my own.

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