Friday, February 18, 2011

Special Delivery

I got a little pressie in the mail today.  Can you guess what it is?

It's a manual cream separator.  You dump fresh milk in the top, crank the handle and the cream and milk pour out into different jars.  I've been trying to find one locally with no luck.  The only ones I can find in Canada start at a whopping $500.  As that is way out of our price range, I bought this one from the Ukraine for $100 including shipping. 

Now I just need some milk.  We're not sure exactly when the goats are due to give birth.  They were still rolling in the hay around November so I'm guessing April at the latest. 

I can't wait to make butter, cream and cheese.  The separator will make this much easier!


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  2. lucky you! i was wondering the other day about goat milk butter. how does it compare?

  3. Warmdit; No idea! I've had some local goat cheese that was divine but no butter.

    Thanks Jane!

  4. First I thought...grain mill, but 'no', that doesn't look much like a grain mill? I don't think I've ever seen a cream separator before. Fresh goat milk mmmm. I so want goats!

  5. WOW! I would really like one of those manual cream separators for $100 including shipping! Do you by any chance have a link to where you purchased yours?

    Oh and I just found your blog... :D


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