Sunday, May 1, 2011

I Did It!

I did it!!!! I made butter! I'm soooo excited! It's hard to separate the cream from the milk in goat's milk without a separator. But, if you let the milk set for a while in the fridge, some cream rises to the top. And, with that cream, I made butter. A whole cup! LOL! But hey, it beats paying for it in the store. Next on the list, cheese and soap. Anyone have recipes for anything else that involves goat milk? hehehehe

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, butter maker.

p.s. I would have had pictures, but I made homemade dinner rolls this evening. Well, we had to put butter on them. Now the butter is not that pretty. hehehehe

15 comments:

Loretta & Amanda said...

That's exciting. I love making goat's milk butter, soap and fudge!

David said...

A whole cup? LoL. Just kidding. It starts with a cup and before you know it youll have more butter than you know what to do with. Congrats.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Glad a farm girl made butter! LOL. Lovely animals you have on your farm. I love to visit farms - so much to enjoy, all away from the city.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

We love making butter with our dairy cow's milk as well. Such a great feeling isn't it?! My kids get a kick out of making it also:) Congrats on your butter making experience!

Grandpa said...

That's a great achievement. Good for you.
I wish you can come by The Farm and give me a helping hand... :)

Grandpa
Life on The Farm

angela said...

Congratulations! Start small and soon you will rule the butter world.

Ruta said...

Congratulations!
For my co-workers birthday, I made banana bread with homemade butter (made with heavy cream)...it was a special treat.
I did make goats milk cheese a few times...yummy!!

Happy Days said...

HURRAY!! You did it!! I remember when I made my first butter! and it's yummy too! I posted it somewhere! good job!! ...debbie

Rain said...

Great job!!

Feral Female said...

Way to go!!

*~*~*~*~Tonia said...

YEah!! You need to make Chevre!! Its the easiest cheese to make. Bring milk in strain it add culture and rennet let it set over night. break up the curd and drain off the whey. I let mine drain through a cheese cloth for about 2 hours mix in a little salt then you have a wonderful creamy fresh cheese. You can add spices or honey to it. Use in Lasagna and casseroles.Very versatile. I have even made brownies with it. Substitute it for cream cheese. Good stuff!

Renee's Reality said...

Woowhoo!! That is awesome!!!! I want a goat! So I can make butter and cheese :)

mmpaints said...

Way to go AFG, I knew you could do it!

Melody said...

I've been skimming and saving cream to try making goat butter. We just have 1 nubian doe milker so it will be awhile before I have enough to make a cup.

I have to agree with Tonia, Chevre is pretty easy. I'm cooling milk today for some to culture tonight and hopefully be ready sometime tomorrow.

small farm girl said...

Guys thanks for the nice comments. Grandpa, I'll be right there. LOL!

Tonia, I'm going to try cheese too.

Melodie, I only have one Nubian also.