I was trying to get some colostrum from our doe that just kidded, for emergency uses with another baby if necessary. Getting it within the first twenty-four hours didn't go so well (her kicking and circling and me sweating). But this evening I decided it was going to be a rodeo, caught up a hind leg, bent over and collected some milk! I'm hoping second day colostrum is as good as first day, because it's all I have, but I'm so proud of myself for milking her! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to do so, having never milked an animal before. She also filled up with a huge udder today after kidding yesterday (boer) and she will have milk to spare for her single baby. So...now I'm thinking I MAY actually be able to have a little goat milk! She's a bit, uh, fluffy, so I don't think it would drain her to do so. This is neat! :shades: Guess I may need to go get some milking supplies (jars, filters, ice packs). Sorry for my rookie enthusiasm.