Friday, May 28, 2010

The Butter Churn

Joining Cindy @ My Romantic Home for

Show and Tell Friday!

This is part of the continuing saga of

my 'Raw Milk' journey!

Last weekend, Gentleman Farmer and I

visited the Dungeness Valley Creamery

whom I am purchasing my raw milk from.

(two posts down, if you care to read about it)

The next day, we went to visit my MIL and FIL.

We were telling them about the sweet farm and how

I am getting some of their milk and mentioned that

I was hoping to start making my own butter once again.

(I grew up on a small farm, milked cows and made butter.)

Dear MIL said that a neighbor they once had, had given her

an electric butter churn because they were milking a cow

and making butter for their 7 children. She said she didn't have

any use for it now and was going to give it away. Would I like it?

Uh, Yeah!

I collect all sorts of dairy paraphernalia so how could I resist!

She was thinking I could use it to make butter, but I am only

buying 1 gallon a week. About 1/2 quart of that is cream and

this BIG butter churn holds 2 gallons of cream. I won't be making

that much butter!

It is a 1950's 'Farm Master' Electric Churn from Sears Roebuck & Co.

I found one on-line exactly like it

selling for $225.

I won't be using it anytime soon for butter, but what a wonderful

addition to my collection.

Thanks, Lucille!


"For the churning of milk produces butter"

Proverbs 30:33

I did make butter with my two little granddaughters

yesterday. You may go over to The Pantry if you would like to

see the results!


Camille said...

What a lovely addition to your collection Raeann! How fun!! AND I *love* the background for your pretty! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy said...

hello! What a wonderful deal! It looks great! I appreciate you stopping by - I hope you find good things at your local Habitat store.

Christa said...

How fun to have that butter churn. I also loved your post on making butter on your pantry blog.
I wonder if you can freeze your cream until you have enough to fill your churn. I freeze my raw milk sometimes and then thaw it out and make whey. Just a thought.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend,


Down the Rabbit Hole said...


Wow! Love your new butter churn! I used to help my grandmother churn butter on the back porch. I have her churn and her mother's churn. (both not electric---the old crock type) There is nothing like homemade butter...


Miss Jen said...

Oh.... how exciting!!
It is BEAUTIFUL. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...what a gift! It is such a blessing to make your own sweetly, delicious and creamy butter right at home :)

Blessings dear friend,


Simply Heart And Home said...

Oh the stories that butter churner could tell! What a lovely gift!


Anonymous said...


What a treasure. It always amazes me when I consider things your MIL did as a matter of routine...making butter for her seven children. Kudos to you for passing this 'know how' down to your granddaughters!

Your Friend,


cheri said...

How wonderful! My sister was the recipient of my grandmother's (non-electric) butter churn. I got one of grandma's crocks and her rolling pin.

I really appreciate vintage things - especially those that were in the family!

Sharon said...

Oh how fun Raeann! I love you butter churn. I have only made butter using my Kitchen-aid, I think it would be more fun using yours!

Oh, cream will separate if you freeze it.

Have a beautiful day and thanks for sharing!