Saturday, February 28

Butter churnin'


Dazey Churn
Originally uploaded by duanekeys
The neighbors to the south of us raise Red Poll beef cattle and recently had a cow lose a calf during birth. They asked Jennifer if we could use the milk knowing that we're raising baby goats. Of course my ever enterprising and ambitious wife agreed. She's been helping to milk her for the past couple of weeks. Our fridge and freezer were getting pretty full of milk, as was the neighbor's.

One evening they pulled out the butter churn that belonged to their parents. They told us stories of passing the turn around the room to take turns churning. We hadn't the slightest idea what we were doing, so we hopped on the internet for some directions.

We did eventually get butter from this old churn, though it would have went much faster had we read some instructions first (letting the cream sit out until it's room temp is important).

We've made a couple batches at home using the blender, very effective and much easier on the wrists!

4 comments:

Kara said...

We sold churns like this at the antique mall for several hundred dollars apiece if they were in working condition like that!

Ole said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw

OK, so it's sheep rather than goats...

kansasmediocrity said...

Neeto bloggo.
Too bad it's on blogger!
Nect time you abandon a blog, consider wordpress.
I like it MUCH better.

Here at blogger (yuk) I have to fill in the stupid distorted word, even though I'm a registered wordpress guy. sheesh.
It really has to be special for me to comment. Also blogger is the biggest host of spam blogs in the universe, and they don't care!
The host the spam, and the tragets of the spam.
OK rant/off.

I have an antique wooden churn about 30" tall. No cranks, just the stick you lift and drop.

kansasmediocrity said...

BTW, if you don't get many comments?
It's because it really sucks to put up with the blogger hassle!