I sent out four packages of grains yesterday. I had five requests and was stretching it with four. I may do this again in 4-6 weeks. It’s much easier for me to do it in bulk like this. I erased the wrong PMs so I can’t remember who was the 5th and planned to PM you but I told you I thought I had reached my limit and, apparently, I did.
I think the reason that there aren’t many people sharing grains right now is the cold weather. They just don’t grow as fast in these temperatures. As spring comes, there are likely to be a lot of ladies here with extra. And then in summer there is an abundance, but that’s not ideal for shipping.
So four of you, two of you in the same state with same city names but different zips (what are the chances?) will get a very much no-frills package from me. Grains with a bit of milk for the trip in a ziploc bag, sealed and wrapped in a paper towel and another ziploc bag around that, all in a priority mail envelope.
You’ll look in the bag and say “what in the heck is that?” Just put the whole business in a jar and put some milk over it. Your first batch or two might be extra yeasty because of the grains adjusting to the trip and new environment. So don’t worry that they are bad, they are just adjusting. And the kefir is fine to drink too, you might just want to dress it up a little more with fruit to cover the yeasty flavor. But that’s a personal preference issue.
I also discovered that you can stick your credit card into a machine at the P.O. and it will print stamps for you. Who knew. LOL.