My first time milking a goat! :clap: I went out to pet Abigail and realised the poor baby was carrying a watermelon under her. When I bought her I didn't realise that they were currently milking her. I Knew she had kidded in May and when I felt her udder it was soft... Well like DUH they had just finished chores! Now I realise it... Anyways I called the lady that has taught me about goats and soapmaking and she explained what to do. Well Abigail wasn't happy (can't say as I blame her there) but I did manage to get a couple cups of milk off her. So here I am trying to help this poor girl out and my 7 year old Kyle comes running in the barn with a plastic cup leftover from vacation So what the heck I squirted the thing half full and we played pass the cup. Hands down the feeling was YUCK . But my youngest Kathryn (6) Vallently carried her prize of milk in the house and into the fridge it went. I come in to get something out of the fridge and darned if there wasn't a couple of hairs in it. Anyways Abigail and the kittens won on that one. Oh did I mention that more milk hit the ground and my pant leg than what actually hit the bucket? :shrug: Caren PS DH asked what are you going to do with the milk? And I told him Cheese butter soaps lotions... He informed me that there was no way he was eating the butter and the cheese and I informed him that this IS A HOMESTEAD he will eat it! he just laughed and left for work.