Oh, oh, oh!
And I'm Possum.
I really enjoyed sitting down eating my breakfast with Possum.
Oh, I've enjoyed it too Sally.
Can you smell that?
I think the toast is ready.
There you go.
Thank you Possum.
Can you pass the butter please?
Possum, that's the last of the butter.
I know, I'll get some more from the fridge.
I don't think I've got any left.
There's no butter left, it's all gone.
So there is none.
Thank you for looking for me though, but I still don't have any butter for my toast.
I could scrape some off and give it to you.
That's very kind of you Possum, but I just don't think I'll eat it now.
I'll go get some more butter from the shop later.
Sally, it's a shame that we can't grow butter or that there isn't an animal that could just give it to us.
I know, but it is very interesting how butter is made.
It comes from something you actually know a lot about.
You know about milk.
I remember watching children visiting a farm.
The cows ate the grass, they made the milk, there are special machines to get the milk from the cows, but Sally, why are you telling me about milk?
I was asking about butter.
Well, butter comes from milk.
Oh, that's amazing!
Well, it's no wonder there are no flowers that grow butter.
Makes sense now.
Oh, Sally, later, can I go to the shop and get the butter?
You are funny.
I could just imagine you going into the shop.
Everybody would stop and stare at a possum walking in and picking up some butter.
They would get such a shock.
You are so funny.
Look, it doesn't matter.
I'll go to the shop later, ok, or we could always make our own butter.
How would we do that?
We don't have any cows that we can milk but we do have some cream in the fridge.
Huh? What do we need cream for?
Can you get the cream, please?
Sally, this is all runny, not solid like butter.
Well, milk is amazing.
Sally, I know milk is amazing, but this is cream, not milk.
I keep telling you, milk is amazing because cream is also made from milk.
Milk is amazing!
It can do so many things.
It so hard to remember them all.
I know, why don't we make a list?
This is a cow.
Cows produce milk.
On top of the milk, there is a layer of thicker stuff, and that's actually the cream and you can remove that from the milk.
So Sally that means the cow produces the milk and you scoop the cream from off the milk and that is where cream comes from.
That's right Possum.
Now, to make butter, you need to separate the two parts of the cream.
..and there's buttermilk.
All these different things come from milk.
Milk really is amazing.
Are you ready to make butter?
You put that on the table and I'll grab a jar.
Now can you pour the cream into the jar?
Pop the lid on.
Sally, it hasn't changed.
It's still cream.
It hasn't become butter yet.
No, it's not as easy as that.
We need to work hard now.
What do you mean, work?
Well, you need to shake the jar and keep shaking.
It hasn't changed.
I said you have to work.
It isn't going to be an easy task.
You need to work hard and shake it for quite a while.
Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
It's not ready yet.
It hasn't turned into butter.
You need to keep shaking it.
Why don't we go for a walk in the garden and while we do that, you can keep shaking, ok?
Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
Can you see any changes?
Hm, it's too thick.
I can't see inside.
Why don't you open it up and have a look?
Ah, that's not butter.
It's actually whipped cream.
You need to shake it some more Possum.
While you're shaking that, why don't we watch children learning about cheese and how that also comes from milk.
They are going to a very special place to watch cheese being made.
Yeah, let's watch.
That was fantastic.
They took the milk and they made all those different cheeses from it.
That's just amazing.
They are so clever.
Yes, it truly is amazing Possum.
Yeah, and it's just amazing to think that butter can be turned into cheese and we're turning milk into butter.
Let's have a look.
Possum, do you think it's butter?
Let's have look.
Are we amazing people?
Let's see if the cream has turned into butter.
Sally, let's have a look.
Right, now, cream…
There's this and that and, oh…
It hasn't separated yet.
You're right Possum.
It hasn't separated.
We need to shake it some more, ok?
Are you ready?
Look, it's the butter but what's all that liquid stuff?
That liquid stuff is the buttermilk.
So the stuff that is solid is the butter.
Can you scoop out the butter?
Let me get a bowl for you.
I'm going to pour and all the buttermilk will pour out.
See, it separated now.
There's the buttermilk and there is the butter in the jar.
Look, we've got butter.
Now I can butter my toast.
What have we got?
We've got milk, cream, buttermilk, butter and cheese.
Hang on Possum.
Oh, there it is.
What's that one?
Have a look.
Yes, that's right.
Oh, and cheese.
Good job Possum.
Sally, just imagine, that if I hadn't used all the butter this morning, we would never have had the chance to learn about milk and all the different things that come from it.
That's very true Possum.
Making butter was really good fun but it was hard work.
It's much easier to go to the shop and buy it but it's been really worthwhile making our own butter because now we know where it comes from and how it's made.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Sally, do you want more butter?
Ooh, yes please.
That was the last of the butter, Possum. "It doesn’t grow on trees, does it?" Possum learns about where butter comes from.