Look what we made yesterday!
We have been checking out Laura Ingalls Wilder’s My First Little House Books from the library, and last week we read Winter Days in the Big Woods.
After reading about how Ma, Mary, and Laura churned butter, I told the kids that we could make our own butter too.
And yesterday was the day.
Charlotte was wiped out on the couch after playing outside in the beautiful warm weather with friends, but Trenton and I were ready to go.
I got a mason jar and poured some heavy whipping cream in (I filled the pint jar about halfway) along with a pinch of salt.
Then Trenton and I got to shaking.
Trenton lost interest after about five minutes. He complained about the jar making his hands cold. That meant that Momma got to shake the jar for the next 15-20 minutes. Talk about an arm workout!
It was amazing how one minute I was shaking really thick cream, and the next there was a big blob of butter in the jar with some buttermilk!
We took the butter out, rinsed it off, and put it out on a plate to eat with toast.
By this time, Charlotte was waking up and Jarrod was walking in the door from school. We all had a good time sampling our creamy delicious butter!
I covered the leftover butter and put it in the fridge after we were finished sampling. It should keep about two weeks – if it lasts that long!