I am wanting to buy a good milk cow, so I have a couple questions. First, when is the best time of year to buy a cow or does it matter. Would Nov. be okay? Second, is it hard to teach yourself how to milk? I am scared of getting kicked, especially in the stomach. I had a hysterectomy because of endometreosis and my stomach is extremely sensitive. I have read many articles and most make it sound easy to do. But then I read an article about how dangerous cows can be. Would really appreciate any help. My hubby and I are just starting out on our homestead. Oh, and one more thing, would a jersey be good for us beginners?