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Butter At Threshing, Co. Laois

What can I say when I have just put up images of a donkey churning butter?

We all know that butter has been churned by man and sold ‘forever’ don’t we?  The different ‘containers’ to churn butter, the shapes of the butter, the milk bottles, the cream containers.  It is a fine art in itself and is now recognised as being so.

There was a stall at the Threshing festival over in Knock the other day.  One of the men at the stall had come from Co. Clare, another from Co. Limerick and they go to festivals all over.

They were selling the butter they had made.  I didn’t buy any, it would have made it impossible to take photos if I had!  I bet it was lovely.

Donkey Churning Butter, Threshing, Co. Laois

Did you ever see a donkey churning butter? I never did before I went to the Threshing day at Knock, Laois last Sunday.  The day of Threshing and everything that went with it was organised to support Knock National School and it’s re-development.  A really wonderful day for all who attended!

There is little can be said about a donkey churning butter, except it involved work for the men who organised the exhibition and I wonder does anyone think of that?  I’d like to thank them for the please I got in watching this ‘event’ and for the education I received.