Found what to us is an unusual sort of wooden butter churn a few weeks ago whilst discovering a large IH plough (see another post).
The usual sort of old butter churn is a wooden barrel with an axe on the equator and the whole turns from end to end, shlosh-slosh-slosh.
This one the "barrel" in oak is stationery on legs
There is a central axe, pole to plole inside, with a set of paddles which turn in the milk, the paddles are organised so that they bring the liquid and the eventual butter towards the middle from each end.
Originaly hand wound, some kind soul has added a 1hp 3phase 380v electric motor and belt system.
NoÃ«lle has for sometime had the idea to set up a butter making demonstration from cow to pat (butter that is not the somewhat browner cow-pat).
We had NoÃ«lles old Diabolo cream separator (Swiss) with galvanised bowl separators etc, until last week a kind farmer donated his stainless diabolo. You will see this mentioned elsewhere in another post.
So it looks like we could be in business, one cub on the diabolo and the other on the churn, or how about a countershaft with just one Cub.
Has anyone got a spare alfa laval bucket milking setup by the way?
In writing that Jean Jacques in the village doesn't use his now , hmmm!!!