"We had a barrel churn, a big old barrel churn. And I suppose about five gallons of cream at a time was put in a churn, and then you churned it. And you cranked it. And you couldn't do it fast or you'd just put it [the cream] along the wall [of the churn]. So you had to make it thump as it went down so it would work. And I didn't like to churn."

Ruth Nettleton - Churning butter


Other Excerpts from Ruth Nettleton's Interview:

Reading her 1929 journal
Keeping bees for honey
Staying cool in the summer
Learning to drive a car
Baking biscuits
Churning butter

Entire Interview with Ruth Nettleton