Butter Churn or Clothes Washer?

I was watching this video and wondered how well this might work on clothes. If course you would not want to make butter & wash clothes in the same one and certainly not a the same time. Haha

Here's a crude diy butter churn.

I'm looking for an idea how to do LOTS of cream at a time. One cow is now "past due" and the other isn't looking too far off.


  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning What a fun way to physically improve one’s body to become more healthy! Is that 40 minutes daily? And, for how long is the churning process?

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,216 admin
    edited August 2022

    @SuperC I thought it would be a good arm & grip workout for Judo! 😄 We think the best gym is the most practical one. What we found was that farm folks who did more daily physical work were overall stronger, & more fit & flexible than the city folks who worked out in the gym. It just builds muscles differently. Its more supported and balanced.

    I didn't pay attention to time frame. I was busy listening for to materials to make it. 🤔 I imagine it's whenever butter needs to be made and for as long as it takes to make it.

  • dipat2005
    dipat2005 Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭

    @LaurieLovesLearning that was very fascinating and yes, he did say 40 minutes. That is quite amazing!

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 1,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have made butter in a stand mixer, but this looks very interesting. I wonder as the OP is, if this system could be adapted to a small scale clothes washing system.

    Would certainly be useful on an off grid homestead.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,131 ✭✭✭✭

    A couple of times, I hand churned butter with the kids when they were young (elementary school age). But normally I would use the blender. Never had lots to churn at a time, just the cream off the gallon of raw milk I would buy from a local farmer.

    This idea does look intriguing for washing cloths since my washing machine seems to have given up the ghost after 30ish years of stellar service.