Butter Making in Fresno County.
From the Fresno Expositor. It is but a short time ago, less than eight years, when very nearly all the butter used in Fresno county was brought in kegs from Chicago, and retailed at from four to six bits per pound. It was poor at best, and was generally reduced to oil. It was then thought to bo impossible to make butter on the plains in summer, and those having cows usually settled
in the mountains during the summer months to engage in butter and cheese making. But with the population came the necessity for a change, and by a little effort it was found that good butter could be made anywhere in the county in summer, and as a consequence there is always home-made butter in market, sweet and fresh, and selling at from fifteen to thirty cents a pound, according to- the season. It is brought to market as solid and nice as one could wish, and is easily kept so by keeping it covered with wet cloths. Last Friday, when the thermometer marked in the coolest places over 100 degrees in the shade, parties brought butter to town in an open wagon, from a distance of 16 miles, and it was as cool and hard as one would desire. With a suitable dairyhouse, such as the Washington Colony people propose to put up, and the abundant yielding fields of alfalfa, there is no reason why a large amount of first-class butter should not be shipped from here to San Francisco for sale.
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