I am trying kefir as a tonic and probiotic I've been all over the internet reading articles and comments about how beneficial it is and was frankly a bit discouraged because it did not taste as good as I expected. I ordered my kefir grains for an amazon seller and started in with my sweet fresh raw goats milk. The directions say to throw away the first few days Kefir as the grains recover from their journey thru the mail system. I choose to pour it on my dogs dinner for those nights as I couldn't see wasting it. The first result I noticed was that Chesters hot spot that I had been treating was looking pink and healthy the next day. Considering that usually it costs me a 200$ trip to the vet. Unbelievable. Bennie said after the kefir that I gave him his licking didn't irritate the sore as much. ... Maybe? So I've been giving it to both dogs for about a week at least till I'm sure he's healed. The sore is almost covered with new hair now. I've been paid in full for the purchase of the grains just with that.
Last night I tried the concoction I got the recipe for on a you Tube. In a quart jar add 3 pints kefir and a cup of berries or fruit. I used blueberries. Then a sweetener I used plain sugar. I left it in the frig for 4 days. It was delicious! I got a winner. So good can't wait to try more recipes.
Melinda and Bennie Pepper
We work in technology but are homesteaders at heart. We're trying to set up our homestead with productive systems that are sustainable. We have Nigerian Dwarf goats and chickens and are trying to garden and raise fruit trees.