Spent 2 hours and 45 minutes at the Library today doing research for Anella. The ideas are flowing once again. Very exciting. In Lonesome Dove one of the last scenes as they head for Montana is the two pigs following the wagon with a bucket tied to the back. Found out today, they tied buckets to the back of wagons to make butter. The flopping of the buckets churned the butter.
Source: The Writers Guide to Everyday life in the Wild West by Candy Moulton 1999.