My daughters started milking a couple of does last month. They separate the nannies and kid at night, milk in the morning then let the nannies and kids together the rest of the day. So they milk once a day. It works ok and we get about 1 quart from each nanny. The milk usually is fine for 2 or 3 days then it get an interesting smell and flavor.
They have tried making butter. Everything we read talks about letting it set to get the cream. I know it won't separate very much naturally. It seems like if you wait long enough for it to separate it begins to smell pretty strong. We have tried setting it in the fridge and on the counter. After a few hours all we get on top is something like a curdle. Shouldn't it be like whipping cream from the store?
PS. Sometimes I eat a bowl of cocoa crispies and it seems really strange. Pouring this raw all natural milk on a highly processed, preserved, artificially sweetened fake "food".