Alright...all this milk goat talk is making me sooooo jealous! I have been trying to talk my hubby into getting a nubian and he absolutely thinks I won't have time to do milk her. Granted, I am busy, but I'm a SAHM with three kids (8,4,& 18 mos) and I home school the 8yr old. But, I'm home pretty much every day! I LOVE the idea of having the milk to make cheeses, soaps, and yogurt with, but he think I'll be too busy to do that too. UGH. I try to tell him that I can't make it unless I have the MILK (because he says I may not like making it once we get the goat), but I haven't found anyone to sell me some milk so I could try it. Until the flu hit us this week, I was planning to go to a lady's house who breeds a mini-nubian. I think it's a Nigerian Dwarf crossed with a nubian. She says she's on the 4th generation and now the size is pretty consistent....bigger than a pygmy but smaller than a standard nubian. And it gives almost as much milk as a nubian. She was going to sell one that was 2nd generation (I think around 2 yrs old) bred for $100. We have 2 pygmys already so it would have some goat friends. Anyways...here are my questions for all you milk goat people: 1. What is a good price to pay for a milker and what age should I look for? 2. How long does it typically take to milk a goat? 3. How long does it take to make cheese, soaps, yogurts, etc. 4. Any words of advice on how I can sweet-talk hubby into letting me get one?? LOL All I want for xmas is a nice, milk goat...... Any info, would be greatly appreciated!