We brought some old, wrinkled apples and a few wrinkled tomatoes to feed them in the hopes of winning them over a bit and they were very happy to have the treats (we are complete strangers, after all)!
It took an hour from start to finish (I'm sure as we get better/quicker, the process will go much smoother) and included a bit of attitude from Baby (the milker), but nothing too terrible. She figured out it was easier to relax than to battle ;-)
Once we were all done, we came home to strain the milk and see how much we actually wound up with!
We don't have any official goat milking tools yet except for a single stainless steal bucket, so we strained the milk using a metal strainer along with several layers of coffee filters and some cheesecloth. It might not have been pretty, but the layers worked perfectly to remove all the random hairs and particles that came home with the milk!
Linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #50