Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dairy Days

We went to the Kelley Farm again for their Dairy Days and we were NOT disappointed! We had so much fun!!! The girls got to churn butter from beginning to end. They used the buttermilk that was left to make biscuits, although we didn't stay for that. We also got to watch curds and whey separate on the stove top. We learned so much!! The pics didn't load right so you'll have to wait till the end to see the butter pics. Sorry!

These baby lambs were so gentle and kind, just like my Miracle.
Pillar and I watched this cat chase and capture this little rodent. It was hard to take a pic with him on the run!
And here's their opinion of the outhouse! LOL

Rosebud could have hung out with the horses all day.
Miracle found the baby kittens. She was amazed at how much they had grown in just one week.
We got to work in the garden for awhile. We started weeding the potatoes, but the ground was pure mud and difficult to work in. We didn't get very far. :-(
We used the "dash" to churn the butter. I didn't realize what a precise system/rhythm is required. And once you start.....you can't stop! The temperature has to be just right and if all the different factors are JUST right......a pro might be able to make butter in just 20 minutes. But many times it just doesn't turn out. What a bummer! So we were all thrilled that our butter turned out GREAT! Yeah!!
Now they're gathering all the butter off the top and placing it in cold water.
Yup....pretty nasty, slimy, buttery hands by the time they were done!
And this was our butter!! It was such a great experience. The girls were really glad they didn't have to do this once or twice a week! LOL
It was a great time had by all! Can't wait to go back again!!


Mrs. Taffy said...

What a great day! My friend, with the cows, makes butter and cheese everyday! She just uses her kitchen aide for the butter making though...doesn't that sound easier!

Anonymous said...

It was very fun! Thanks for taking us!

Persuaded said...

That looks like so much fun! Now, is this the farm of friends of yours, or a historical spot or what? I know if we had something like that near us, we'd be there most every day!;-)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

This is totally up our alley!

Anonymous said...

So cool! Miss you guys!

Victoria said...

We did have so much fun! Can't wait to go there again! Thanks for taking us to the kelley farm mom!

Debbie said...

What a fun field trip! My daughter would love that!