Learning how to milk a goat is not an easy task- but with practice it doesn't take long to get the hang of it.
Ivory is our Saanen/Alpine mix doe. She is very patient with the girls as they learn. She holds pretty still as long as her feed bucket is filled with grain. Grain is a goat's candy!
We saved most of the milk today because I guessed what was about to happen and took the bucket away just in time. We give Ivory a bit more grain (because she deserves it for putting up with children trying to milk her) and my oldest daughter takes over and can get a pretty good stream going.
Ivory gives about a gallon a day right now. Two quarts in the morning and two at night. It is a lot of hard work- for her and for us.