We are getting 4 Nubian goats. 2 of the goats we'll need to milk once a day.
Grace, Sierra, Phyllis and Fiona. Grace is the oldest at 7 years old, Sierra is 2 and Phyllis and Fiona are 4 months old.
Grace produces about 2 quarts and Sierra just a pint or so.
Enough to get us started practicing making cheese! Now I never, ever thought I'd have goats milk in my coffee, but I did yesterday morning. Only a slight goat flavor. Though Mike had the milk with his cereal and I really couldn't tell the difference and would have had no idea it was goat milk and not cow milk. The kids used it to make mac and cheese as well. (We were out of regular milk so we used what we had gotten from the practice session that Mike and the kids went to on Friday. The seller let us keep the milk and take it home.)
We'll be goat proofing the barn and all learning how to milk the girls. We're going to do it the old fashioned way and just milk them by hand into a milking bucket. In a year or so when we have more than 4, then we may get a milking machine and do a setup to milk 4 at a time but for now we'll just have fun doing this ourselves.
Ah-- 4 more animal names to memorize.