For a month or so after my Jersey cow has a calf, I am forced to milk her every day. When the calf finally is able to take all that milk, I go back to only milking when we need it. Right now I am throwing a lot of it away, but I am also keeping more in the house than usual, thinking I might get energetic enough to make cheese again. Today I decided to skim the cream off a couple of gallons of milk and churn butter. Although I have a Dazey churn about the same age I am, I am in the middle of a very interesting book, and I wanted one hand free to turn the page. Yes, even on an ereader you need a finger free to turn a page. So I put the cream in a gallon jar and shook it with my right hand and arm; my left hand was free to deal with my book.
Now, home-made butter made from the cream off raw milk doesn't keep as long as what you buy in the store, and Cliff and I don't use all that much butter. I decided to make some butterscotch cookies, thinking that would use most of it. Upon reading the recipe, though, I was reminded that I would be using half butter and half Crisco. Oh well, if worse comes to worse I can freeze it until I make cookies again.
She said she was sure she remembered them from when she was a kid.
I bought that nasty-looking aluminum pan when I was still single; the shiny stainless steel pan is actually, I believe, a sheet cake pan my mom passed along to me sometime during the first couple years Cliff and I were married (we were married in 1966). So I've used them for over fifty-five years, and I believe they will serve me the rest of my life just fine.