Yuki will be in charge of making the milking machine and Natsuki will be in charge of making the ice cream.
Haruka will be assisting them, and I will be making the milk jars.
With nothing else to do, Toya passed the time by watching Mary and Mitya's training and participating in the farm work in the garden.
On the third day after returning home.
After everyone had finished their work, we gathered in the cafeteria with our respective deliverables.
The first presenter was Yuki.
She took out her magic bag and put it on the table. out of her magic bag and put it on the table.
What I made is this. Fully automatic milking machine!
It looks like a cup with a suction cup attached to the end and a hose extending from the bottom. The shape is quite simple.
"Attach this sucker to the nipple and turn it on. Just stick the end of the hose into the container, and it will milk automatically. The only thing you have to be careful about is that it is fully automatic. That's the only thing to watch out for.
In other words, the system does not have a function to turn off the milking when the milk production becomes low, but this is not a problem in practical use.
You're dealing with a demon, it's not like you can just leave it there.
"Oh? Wasn't it first made to look like a syringe?
No. I tried, but I thought it would be hard to squeeze dozens of cows with it, so I automated it. It was quite a challenge, though.
As he said this, he took out an additional syringe, which was indeed a large syringe.
The mechanism seems to be very simple, just pull the piston to suction, but if you want to squeeze dozens of cows, or even more than a hundred, it's going to be very difficult.
Good job, Yuki.
Next, I was in charge of the container.
This is the container I made. I made 2.5 liter bottles for the 7 liters of milk we milked this time. You can use three or four bottles per head. It has a lid.
It is made of glass - a pseudo-silica sand, to be exact - and looks like a wine bottle with a thicker body and a shorter neck.
The spout is the same size as that of a wine bottle so that it can be easily corked and poured.
I thought I could use a funnel to fill the bottle, but Yuki's milking machine has a hose attached, so I can pour it directly.
At first I tried to make a 10-liter bottle, but it was too big to handle and I was worried about its strength, so I made a 2.5-liter bottle divided into four parts.
I was also thinking of making a screw-type spout, but I soon gave up on that idea.
It's not impossible to make one, but it would be easier to use a regular wooden stopper, and since we'll be storing the bottles in magic bags, there's no need to think about airtightness.
I don't know how many female strike-oxes there actually are, but even if we assume 150, we need about 500 bottles. To be honest, we can't afford to spend too much time on this.
Considering the time and effort required to clean the bottles, it is not advisable to use narrow-mouth bottles, but that can be solved by "purification", so no problem.
Hmmm... nothing good, nothing bad? It's not interesting.
"No, you don't need interesting things for practical use.
I looked at the bottle again, while giving Yuki a nod for her idiotic comment. ...... Well, it's certainly not interesting.
I'm not sure what to make of it. For us adults, it's not a problem, but for Mary, she'll need two hands.
On the other hand, if you make it a liter size, the number of bottles will increase and it will be troublesome, so this is a compromise.
I thought I could just make a big metal one. I thought we could make a big metal one, like a horse-drawn cart. Alpine.
"That's just not very useful.
That's what I thought at first, too. That metal can that comes to mind when you think of milk.
But after much thought, I rejected Toya's suggestion.
"Well, of course. It's hard to pour it into a cup without transferring it, and if you're going to transfer it, it's better to put it in a small bottle first.
"Yes, yes. In our case, there's no problem with transportation and cleaning.
The main advantage of using metal cans is probably that they don't break.
Glass containers are too fragile to be transported in a horse-drawn carriage, let alone on a paved road.
There is also the method of using a leather water bag, but we don't use it at all since we got the magic bag because of the smell.
Well, I don't mind. I only suggested it because Nao seemed to be bothered by it.
Well, you can't deny it's a pain in the ass.
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.
If it's just for self-consumption, I don't think we'll need to produce more bottles, since we'll have empty bottles when we drink.
Depending on who you sell them to, there could be a milk bottle collection system.
The last thing we want is our ice cream. Let's give them a taste first.
So we were given two kinds of ice cream.
One was a light brown and the other was a dark green.
"Can I eat it?
At Natsuki's suggestion, Mary and Mitya took spoonfuls of the ice cream and put them in their mouths. At the same time, their eyes widened and they screamed.
It's cold, sweet, melty, and ...... delicious!
"What is this? It's amazing, it's amazing!
This is a great way to make sure that you're getting the most out of your money.
...... Yeah, it doesn't smell like vanilla, but it's really ice cream. It's like brown sugar ice cream. The green one is ...... green tea flavored.
It's good, but it's not great.
It's better than Häagen-Dazs, but not as good as the first time I drank Strike Ox milk.
Yeah. That's the problem. The sugar flavor is too strong to make plain ice cream. It's always going to be a little bland.
"Hmm? Problem? ...... Oh, the brown sugar flavor? It's true that matcha also has a strong brown sugar flavor.
I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not, but it's a good thing.
If you are making strawberry ice cream, blueberry ice cream, or any other kind of ice cream using other fruits, the brown sugar flavor will be a bit of a distraction.
On the other hand, if you use matcha green tea, you can mask the brown sugar flavor to some extent, but it is still not completely hidden.
"Well, isn't this fine? It's tasty enough.
I'd like to try something else, so I'm with you on the refined sugar.
That's how I feel about Toya.
Yuki is a little underwhelmed, but...
Yeah. Haruka and the others have been asking me about it.
The sugar available around here is so-called brown sugar, which is basically just the juice from sugar cane with the impurities removed and the water reduced and hardened.
At best, it has a rich flavor, but in general, it is difficult to use because of its many impurities.
Normally, brown sugar is used to make raw sugar, which is then separated in a centrifuge to make white sugar or granulated sugar.
In other words, what Haruka and his friends want is this.
Since it has no peculiarity, it is said to be essential for making whipped cream as well as ice cream.
You can live without it, but you can't live without cakes and other fresh pastries. ......
I can live without it, but it seems a bit of a waste, don't you think?
If we put the technical difficulties of refined sugar on the shelf, the remaining problem is cost.
If the sugar is refined from brown sugar, the amount of white sugar obtained is quite small, and most of it is discharged as honey.
In other words, the sugar, which is expensive to begin with, becomes even less.
Although there are some uses for the remaining honey, it is still more difficult to use than white sugar.
...... Well, I'll leave that up to Haruka and the others. If you can keep the cost of food within a reasonable range, go ahead.
"Right. We're not averse to sweets either.
Yes, we don't mind sweets.
If you want to eat a cake, you can eat it.
If anything, it is the women who want them most. Even when I was in Japan, I had to go along with those fairs and whatnot.
I get it. I don't think I can get a lot of them because of the cost, but I'll try.
"Right. Well, even though sugar is expensive, you don't use that much, and considering the value of Strike Ox's milk, it's pretty similar.
A glass of milk from Strike Ox costs two to four large silver coins. The amount of sugar used is about one or two tablespoons?
Even if the amount is cut in half or less by refining the sugar, the milk would still be more expensive.
The difference is that you can buy the sugar, but you can get the milk from Strike Ox yourself.
...... Well, you could just sell the milk.
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.
"Better than this? It's amazing, it's amazing!
I'm so glad I came here~
I'm glad I came here~" Natsuki said to the two who were licking the spoon regretfully, as she gently offered them her own ice cream.
Natsuki was not satisfied with the ice cream, but Mary and the others seemed to think it was tasty enough, and with a smile and a thank you, they shared the ice cream and ate it up.
If there was a sensitivity graph or something, I think Natsuki's sensitivity would be at the top, not Toya's.
Natsuki, who can be a bit cold to those who are not close to her, has been soft from the start, probably because she is dealing with a child, and she has been cooking delicious food.
Since it was Natsuki and Haruka who treated her burn scars, there was no reason for her not to like them.
The next two are Haruka and Yuki, who also cook.
Haruka has been working with Natsuki, and Yuki has been working with her sisters a lot due to her strong communication skills.
The next in line is Toya, and unfortunately, I'm probably the least involved.
Even so, I'm not dissatisfied with her, as she's usually well liked.
Toya has the advantage of sympathy with other beastmen, as well as the fact that she watches my training closely because of the weapons I use, but that's about it.
If you think about it, this souvenir can be handed over without cooking, and if you appeal well, it would have increased your likability. .......
This is a great way to make sure that you don't get taken for a ride by Natsuki, but it's a long way from being a bride with beast ears.