first thing this morning, Maddie was outside washing and hanging cloths... a continuation of her pioneer play.
sweeping, scrubbing... what else, Mama?
"We could make butter..."
"How much would you like to make?"
:) our mason jar wouldn't quite hold two, so we settled for one.
in goes the marble, and shake-shake-shake.
and roll, roll, roll.
when we opened it up (and the babes arms were very, very tired!) we looked at it, and it was actually quite further along than I had imagined.
we put it under the kitchenaid, and let it work the butter for us the rest of the way.
washed and squeezed the butter in cool water, to rinse off the buttermilk (to keep the butter from turning rancid too soon from the milk)....
and there we have it.
no doubt we'll come up with something lovely and fine to make with it tomorrow...
it's that time....
and let's have something pretty, shall we?
do you love your life?
i love this life.