Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Last night, as we sat together and watched TV, I had an idea: why not try making butter? So, we gathered some butterfat out of each jar filled with goat milk and put it in a canning jar, along with some heavy cow's cream and a few marbles. After screwing the lid on tight, we took turns shaking the jar, anxious to actually see butter. Twenty minutes or so goes by, and when we dare to open the lid and peek, we saw something amazing-we had ACTUALLY MADE BUTTER!! We rinsed it in the sink, and sprinkled salt in it for a natural preservative, and put it in a butter crock. There you have it! The Lil' Nips Herd from Simply Scaife Family Farm made it's first batch of butter!!

~Goat Mama

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