First we poured the cream into a handheld mixer
Keep working it with a butter paddle (this one was not my gma's fav, but it worked)
Then you will add salt, the amount will depend upon how much butter you have. Work the salt into the butter thoroughly.
Toward the end, my gma added ice cubes to the water. This makes the butter set up better.
When the water is clear pour it off and continue working until there is NO water coming from the butter. The next steps show water in the bowl. We just took these pictures to show you the steps. It started getting a little old and tiring.
I'm not sure how the pioneers and the ladies in the early 1900s did this all the time. They did make huge batches to last a while. It was fun, and I'm glad I refreshed my memory on how to make butter. Its something I will pass on to my children (when that day comes)