I am BUSY!!!
I can make buttermilk (with a starter and the real buttermilk left after making butter)
I can make butter.
I can make a whipped cream that will make you cry. My favorite quote from one whipped cream taster was "can I get a direct IV of that stuff?"
I have made a hard cheese (without cheese wax-- cheddar- just to see how it's done)
I'm learning sour cream-- haven't gotten it right yet.
Made yogurt but didn't like the culture- need a yogotherm bucket I think.
I can milk a cow by hand or with a vacuum pump, pasturize milk and separate it with cream separator in my sleep.
I can also throw stuff away and rearrange my house every week so that we can build closets. After 200 years or however old this house is-- we are building closets!!!!
We met a woman who grew up in this house in the 20's, 30's and 40's--- our back door was her front door. I'll write about that later but it was fascinating to view our house from her perspective.
I have so many potatoes and thank god for potato digger attachments.
I hate squash bugs-- but I love that the tomatoes are starting!!! Fresh salsa!!!
Enjoy your summer! I'm enjoying mine.
Gotta go....Making twice baked potatoes to freeze for kids-- great way to use extra potatoes!