Mountah Ash's Musings

The musings of a chronically ill girl named after a tree.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Butter Churning, Games, and 1,500 pumkins that needed carving

So... butter churning.
 You might think its boring or old fashioned. I can honestly tell you I had more fun churning butter than I have in a very long time. 
It was in the lower kitchen of the town house, and there were some crackers for people to try the homemade butter on. It was really amusing watching all the different ages of people sharing the same joy of churning butter. From a barely toddler, to a wicked nice older couple, it was really great to get to see all of them having fun and learning about how things used to be done.   Also, I met a few British people. Its a tad pathetic how happy I get when I hear a British, German, Danish, Irish, or Scottish accent. Speaking of that...There was a lovely woman with her son there from Denmark!! They were so nice. It was really cool. 

Another thing? Dangggg dont mess with a dairy maid. My right arm? Quite a bit stronger than it was before, and that was just after two mornings of churning! Imagine most of your life like that!! Yikes!

It was also really cool meeting two new girls and teaching them both how to make butter!! If you have never made butter, if you fill the churn half full of cream, when it gets to the half way point, it becomes almost impossible to work the churn! The intern I was working with and I were both trying...and it took us a while.

Games was fun even though people were rude..... I was with Katie for games both days! Which was AWESOME! Cause Katie is wicked cool and rather an amazing person.  Just saying. 
Schoolyard games, French and English (Tug of war), Baseball., Hoop races, and then the fire balloon!

I salvaged two that were about to be thrown out cause they had a whole in them and were useless....But! Cats use many useless things, and my cat (who is obsessed with plastic bags) will be so happy with them!

Now for pumpkin carving!  I dont want to see another pumpkin for at least a week.  I mean, it was wicked fun, and GOSH I have missed Besty, Fran, Halie, and Sadie!! But there were around 1,500 to 2,000 pumpkins that were carved yesterday. Utter insanity!  I will upload pictures when I get home to put them on here from my phone!

1 comment:

  1. I have never used a butter churn, only the marble-in-a-shaken-jar method and that was hard enough, but I agree that making homemade butter is fun. I'm looking forward to seeing the pumpkin photos. Sounds like you had a blast there, as usual. Thanks for blogging! ~Mrs. M.


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