Original at Shorpy.com
This woman is making butter. And lucky her, she's got a crank butter churn! The butter I churned in the 1870's took a lot longer. I churned butter on a farm in WWI, and they had an awesome butter churn with a gear ratio of 3:1, thus making the chore 3x faster than the effort I had to expend.
Next time: A full-meal post, to include cake. Hooray!