Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Churning Butter

Making butter is done by agitating cream until it turns to a solid- butter. Many different types of vessels have been used to do this over the centuries.

I think the most common churn that most people recognize it the dash style churn like the one shown in the photo.

In the 1800's glass jars with a hand crank attached to paddles inside the jar made churning butter a little easier.

You can churn your own butter by placing fresh cream( The temperature should be 60 degrees)

in a jar and shaking it until butter forms- shake at a rate of one shake per second- a clean marble placed inside the jar will hasten the process.

I think that young children would find this a fun activity- a group of children could take turns shaking the jar- to avoid arm fatigue!


KernowWitch said...

Hi Debra, I've made cottage cheese & yoghurt but never butter. I may just have a go....lol...
This is new for me but I have left an award for you on my blog as I love yours. Please drop in and have a look....Hugs Chrissy xx

Debra said...

If you make some butter let me know how it turns out! It may be a while before I have time ti try doing it!
An Award! How wonderful! I am off to go take a peek!
Thank You!

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