Thursday, February 27, 2014
When rug beaters, butter churns and butter molds were all in a day's work; living old-fashioned part 2
I can beat rugs to get the dirt out and don't mind the extra effort. I can churn butter and imprint beautiful designs in it using old wooden butter molds. Why not just get with the twenty-first century, already? A little hard work never hurt anybody and I like to have fresh butter without the additives and junk they put in it nowadays. As far as a rug beater goes-- that was before they had vacuum cleaners. Sure, it's a lot of work to hang the rug on a clothes line and beat the dirt out of it, but eh, to each his own, I guess. Butter churning is something, that when I learned how to do this, I never wanted to go back to store bought butter again. In fact, before I started churning butter with a butter churn, I seldom, if ever used butter for cooking, or even consumed it on toast, unless it was already in the food to begin with. There's something healthier about home-churned butter. Not to say that it's any better for you, but tastes more like butter used to eons ago.