Today I won! Last night I went out and 'jury-rigged' the stanchion to make it a bit more stable.. and today went a little better. Feta still struggled the whole time, but on a towel so she wasn't slip-sliding all over. I also used the SS measureing cup and dumped so I actually got some clean milk. The amount is still quite pitiful.. but I think that may have more to do with me learning how to milk and also Feta being SO stressed out that the milk just isn't flowing yet... Thanks so much for the great advice - it really helped! Any tricks I should know about 'hand technique'?