Thursday, October 21, 2021


What is it?

Do you know what this is? Have you ever used one?

RV electricity expert Mike Sokol sent this picture to us. He said, “It’s a butter churn just like the one my grandmother had on her farm 60 years ago. Us kids would happily turn the crank for 15 minutes to make butter.”

Have you ever used a similar butter churn? Does this bring back good memories? How did homemade butter compare to store-bought butter? Let us know in the comments below.



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1 year ago

They still make ones just like this, only now the wood bits have been replaced with food grade silicone. The Vermont Country Store has them.

Sharry Jarrell
1 year ago

It’s a wooden paddle butter churn – I have two of them in my kitchen – as decorations!

1 year ago

Knew it was a butter churn right away. Grew up on a small farm with my aunt and uncle. When my aunt made fresh bread, I was the one turning the butter churn. Nothing smells (and tastes) better!

Jim Carter
1 year ago

We used a butter churn just like this one when we were growing up.
Then we ‘upgraded’ to one that had a plastic paddle!
Imagine our excitement!

1 year ago

Had a butter churn just like this until not long ago. Nothing smoother and creamier.

Bob p
1 year ago

Cranked many times churning butter for grandma.

Kathy Viers
1 year ago

butter churn. Got one.

1 year ago
Reply to  Kathy Viers

It’s a butter churn. We used a glass jug and would shake it back and forth. Then we up-graded to one of these.