Butter churn

Butter churn
After milk had been rendered from the farm cow, cream would be skimmed off of the top, and that cream would be churned into butter and its bi-product, buttermilk. The more primitive form of churning butter is seen in the crock style hand plunger churn. A long wooden stick with a flat, wooden, round base is placed into a large ceramic container with a lid. Early 20th century. The accompanying video includes a demonstration and anecdotes from an unidentified woman who churned butter on her farm as a child.
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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