- Tie the cow to a sturdy post.
- Clean the teats with warm, soapy water to "bring down" the milk. Dry gently with paper towel.
- Place bucket underneath the udder.
- Sit so you can move away quickly if the cow becomes upset.
- Apply Vaseline to your hands.
- Wrap your hands around two of the teats.
- Squeeze the base of the teat.
- Squeeze down to push out the milk, keeping your grasp at the base. Be gentle but firm.
- Repeat with your other hand. Most people prefer to alternate (right hand, left hand, right hand, etc.)
- Continue until the udder on the side that you're milking looks deflated.
- Move on and repeat process with other two teats.
I admit, at first it seems "udder-ly" impossible...(tee hee)...but by and by you'll get the hang of it.