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Forum: Traditional Foods   07-12-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By forestrymom
Well, I'm using what I have from the replacement...

Well, I'm using what I have from the replacement culture to make yogurt with pasteurized cow milk from the store, and we'll see what I get. Maybe if I get that to go, I can try moving it over to the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
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Forum: Traditional Foods   07-10-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By forestrymom
Thank you all for your responses, though! Sorry...

Thank you all for your responses, though! Sorry for the frustration!
 
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-10-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By forestrymom
I'm actually struggling with all the cultures...

I'm actually struggling with all the cultures and my goat's milk. I bought some dehydrated kefir grains and have been trying to get them to culture for a week now, and they are still doing nothing....
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-09-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,928
Posted By forestrymom
I haven't read all the replies. We just did...

I haven't read all the replies. We just did this, actually. We bought 20 acres 10 years ago and we've been building on it ever since. First the shop, then the barn, then the house. We put up the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-09-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
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Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By forestrymom
Yeah, if cooking at 200 degrees defeats the...

Yeah, if cooking at 200 degrees defeats the purpose, then why soak anything? Most of what we soak, we cook. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eat.gif
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By forestrymom
Well, I think if you are using it as a topping...

Well, I think if you are using it as a topping or something, yeah, go for it. She doesn't "need" it, but she doesn't "need" any solids, really at all at this stage anyway. My babies LOVED plain...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By forestrymom
Do any of you make it with goat milk?

Do any of you make it with goat milk?
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By forestrymom
I'm using a starter I bought from Cultures For...

I'm using a starter I bought from Cultures For Health, the Bulgarian starter. I'm not sure its the starter. Do you know if the temperature of the milk prior to cooling to 110 can make a difference?...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By forestrymom
Oh, and I use it to replace buttermilk in...

Oh, and I use it to replace buttermilk in recipes a LOT. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By forestrymom
I don't culture my kefir every day--I usually...

I don't culture my kefir every day--I usually make about 2 quarts a week, and it takes right at 24 hours, and I just put the grains in the refrigerator with the amount of milk I culture and leave it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By forestrymom
I've bought 3 starter cultures and NONE Of them...

I've bought 3 starter cultures and NONE Of them have worked, so it must be me. I started with the crockpot method and tried that, and it didn't work, so I tried the cooler method, thinking maybe my...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-12-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By forestrymom
Well, you might try reviving it, but I suspect...

Well, you might try reviving it, but I suspect after 5 months sitting in the same milk, its probably not going to work. If it were me, I'd give it 5 days or so and then toss it. I would put it in...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By forestrymom
You are probably milking before her baby gets...

You are probably milking before her baby gets everything in the morning, and at night they baby has nursed all day long. I have one doe who gives us about 3 pints, and another who gives us 3 quarts...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-03-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By forestrymom
The powdered culture did work and the second...

The powdered culture did work and the second time around it thickened. It tastes a bit like goat cheese, with that little bit of goat-y flavor. I don't mind it, but I was surprised, as the milk...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By forestrymom
An egg is an egg. What makes you squemish? Some...

An egg is an egg. What makes you squemish? Some people don't like the orange yolk of a free range chicken, either, but if you do, there really shouldn't be any reason to not like duck eggs.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-28-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By forestrymom
I grew up with pigs around, and I never heard...

I grew up with pigs around, and I never heard not to let kids in with them. They were feeder hogs, though, not mothers and fathers, and we always butchered when they were about 5 months old or so (I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-28-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By forestrymom
I had a wonderful kefir going with store bought...

I had a wonderful kefir going with store bought organic cow's milk. I tried to switch it to goat milk, and not only did it not work, my grains are no longer working. I didn't get a lot of comment on...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-28-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By forestrymom
I've purchased them from culturesforhealth.com...

I've purchased them from culturesforhealth.com before, but they are pretty pricey there. They didn't used to be, and I'm not sure why they are so much, but they work and the customer service is...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-24-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By forestrymom
I have a couple good recipes that aren't sour at...

I have a couple good recipes that aren't sour at all, but my starter isn't particularly sour starter. I actually wish it was more sour sometimes, but I think for overall breadmaking, I'm pretty...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-24-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By forestrymom
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If your goat...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-22-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By forestrymom
Its not working. I've been chilling it first,...

Its not working. I've been chilling it first, and tomorrow morning I will try it prior to chilling, but its not really doing anything. It just sort of looks a little bit lumpy and the grains are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-20-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,510
Posted By forestrymom
We just got 4 Buff Orpingtons pullets and a...

We just got 4 Buff Orpingtons pullets and a cockerel, and 1 Brahma hen with 10 assorted chicks (two black and 8 yellow). Our dog promptly ate 4 of the chicks (they escaped the coop :( ). We got them...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-13-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
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