The Carter family had six to twelve dairy cows on the farm. Cows were milked twice daily, and the milk used for various purposes. Some of the milk was sold in the Carter’s commissary on the farm. Milk was either sold whole or flavored with strawberry or chocolate mix. Part of the milk was set aside for churning and turned into butter using a hand-cranked churn like this one.
Have you ever milked a cow? Have you ever churned butter?
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photo: A glass butter churn with wooden paddles