We just got us 2 milk goats about a month ago. I had finally managed to get rid of the last of our horses. I'm not the kid of guy to sell animals out from under my wife, so it was a very drawn out process that required a lot of trading and cajoling to maintain our relationship. So when the DW wanted a miniature Jersey/Holstein I agreed. Then a month later it was a couple Nubians that had just been freshened. I had never milked an animal before. The first couple days we had no milking stand but I quickly made a well constructed stand that works very well and my DW and I milk the goats together. She does one side while I do the other and between the companionship and the sound of the milk going into the bucket it's quite peaceful and I enjoy it. I love the way the goats jump on that stand in anticipation of the grain and getting their udders emptied. DW always gives them half an oatmeal cookie too. We have an old 75 gallon water tank that lays on it's side and they move it around so it's facing away from the wind and lay in it. Then they jump on it and play king of the mountain. Crazy goats. We have had the milk and I was quite pleased at how good it is when it is refrigerated. Haven't drank straight from the teat yet but someday. Our dog always gets a bowl of it and she gets very possessive with it. She is a Beagle/Taco Bell mix and she will butt heads with the goats if they try to challenge her. One of the goats cornered her the other day and the dog rolled up in a ball like a rollie polli. DW went to the rescue. We mix the milk with the food for the pigs. The kids don't like the goat milk with the exception of our 8 year old girl. She is easy when it comes to food. She'll try anything. The dairy cow will be getting bred in late June. So we'll have cow juice before too long. Having to milk every day without fail is kind of a pain, but it's kind of neat too. It gives me a new respect for dairy farmers even though I know they have highly advanced equipment they use to do it. Still a lot of work and organization involved with that many cows I bet.