As I try different things to keep my goats milk clean and get it cold fast I found that I want to keep my buckets covered while milking. I tried using handkerchiefs but the milk splashed all over as I milked. Then, my neighbor came up with an 'ah-ha' moment. Cheesecloth!! Why didn't I think of that myself? (kicks self in behind!) Last night I used non-bleached cheesecloth, attached to the bucket with clothespins and it was wonderful. Not one goat hair in the pail, no miscellaneous pieces of bedding falling into the pail (yuk! :GAAH: ) - I love it! Does anyone know any reason why I shouldn't use cheesecloth to literally strain my milk as I milk? I, do then bring it into the house and use the real strainer afterwards.