Winter butter was pale, but was enhanced with carrot juice, marigold, annato, turmeric and even egg yolks for selling in the cities. "No one in the country will eat colored butter in winter except as the milk colors it." The taste and color naturally improved when the cows ate grass instead of their winter diet of hay. More on grass butter HERE
Monday, February 17, 2020
How great would it be to own a c200 year old Rumford Roaster! This Rumford Roaster, made by Elijah Fuller of Salem, was originally in an 18th century house in Peabody MA, and was working into the late 20th century; the home was demolished and the oven was saved and installed in a new house. Again removed and stored, the current owner contacted me and hopes it will be used and appreciated once again.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Although there are many images of chicken ladders in Germany through the centuries, HERE I haven’t seen a chicken ladder going into a tree...until recently. The photo was taken the first two decades of the 1900s on a farm in southern Monroe County, Pa. In the few writings about the pros and cons of chickens in trees, only one mentioned to "place something" for the chickens to get to the branches.