Below is the end result...the child's last request from this project is for us to have buttermilk pancakes or waffles for breakfast in the morning using the remaining buttermilk and some preserved blueberries from this summer's picking.
This is the first stage of whipping the heavy cream. Like making whipped topped - just have to be careful not to go too far if you want whipped topping, because once the cream starts to get grainy, you have gone too far.
This is where the mixer is making more of whipped cream, than it is butter. It will soon change.
I decided to stop briefly here to gather it all back together in the bowl's center. This is right before the cream 'cracks' for the butter process.