I've quit making butter (although I've got plenty of cream) because the weather's too hot, it takes forever to break and even the water for washing the butter is too warm. I HATE using a blender because you get this horrid fluffy whipped stuff that's hard to get to stick together and wash properly. I'll just have to wait until late March and hope Annie is still in milk at that stage because I'll be asking a longish lactation from a first calver.
Annie (Jersey), Molly (AIS) and Bella (her Jersey X heifer) 15 Charolais cows, 3 Limousin cows, Barry the Angus bull, 1 Jersey steer (Buddy), 6 dorper ewes and a ram and two lambs, 15 chooks, a rooster, two dogd and a cat. Fruit, veg and as much cow poop as I want. Heaven!
Post by justonecow on Jan 20, 2016 10:39:53 GMT -5
When we had well water it was no problem to make butter int he summer because the water was so cold, but now we have city water and it is not very cold in the summer and the butter gets so greasy while trying to wash it.
Feeling your butter pain...
Betsie-Jersey Bonnie-Jersey (11-28-16) Butternut-Jersey (10-12-19) Patsy Ann-Jersey (5-2-18) sold 2 rabbits (Preppy & Rew) 2 dogs (Rhett & Doc) (RIP Blackie) 2 cat (Miss Baby & Mikey) (RIP Curly & Milky) 1 grouchy goose, 1 grouchy Chukar (Chucky) & some chickens A lot of Nigerian dwarf goats Ginger-bearded dragon
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