So now you’ve got your cow and the milk is flowing in. Thick cream floats to the top. An electric churn takes the work out of making delicious real butter. You simply scoop the cream from your milk and save it up in your cream jar. When enough is collected you warm to room temperature and set the churn on top, plug it in and listen. You can go about other kitchen chores. When you hear the change in churning, which takes a little experience, you’ll know your butter is made. Skim off and wash, and you are ready to butter your biscuits, bake, or whatever. The Gem Dandy Churn includes glass jar, lexan dasher and high performance motor with enamel steel housing and aluminium handle.
Gem Dandy butter churn 2 1/2 gallon jar size will churn up to 7 qts. of cream (fill only 2/3 full) in approximately 20 minutes.
We have been using our Gem Dandy for years and consider it an indispensable addition to our kitchen. These used to be manufactured right here in our state of AL. The Sears butter churn, a familar sight in their farm catalog of old, was made by Gem Dandy (Alabama Manufacturing). The Sears butter churn was discontinued along with their farm catalog even before AL Manufacturing closed. We were sad when the company went out of business. We are excited another company has started manufacturing them again and are happy to be able to offer them to you. For a while we feared they had become obsolete in our technical society. It is wonderful this option is still available to you and me.
Please note that the 1 gal Gem Dandy churn is no longer being made.
Several factors affect churning time. Consider:
- temperature of cream
- where in the milking cycle your cow is
- age of cream
- what breed of cow you are milking
- what your cow is eating
May you and your cow have a pleasant working relationship.
The cows in the field, just chew their cuds all day, and when the farmer comes along they give their milk away. They’re willing to cooperate – they never seem to mind. Cause giving is a better way of living all the time.Give give give give give each and every day. Like a cow, keep living in a giving way.
The farmer has a stool, and a milking bucket too, and when that farmer milks those cows the really start to moo. But work is lots of fun for them, they’re happy as can be, and folks round them get healthy from their generosity.
Give give give give give each and every day. Like a cow, keep living in a giving way.
From the children’s recording, Animals and Other Things by Candle and the Agape Land Singers.