Ok, so I am a complete newbie here but have done a lot of research. Trying to create my suburban food oasis in Central Florida, and I want to include animals for eggs, milk, meat, fertilizer, insect/weed control, etc. etc. I really want to have my own source of milk since local dairy is hard to come by around here. I've been considering sheep and goats, but I am more inclined to sheep because of their more calm and docile and non-escape-artist nature. Also, I read that goats are more "aggressive" munchers and can destroy trees. I have just 1/2 acre property smack in the middle of town, so I need to keep small and discrete creatures (I'm also looking at quail and rabbits for eggs/meat/fertilizer). Babydoll southdown sheep seem like a perfect size and temperment, but I am having a terrible time finding out anything about their milk production. I know that it wouldn't be much, but I did find a website where someone milked them for making soaps to sell, so I think it can be done. Even if between two sheep I only got a quart or two a day that would be enough for my small family. But can it be done at all? Some say it is "difficult" to milk them...difficult how/why? I have reached a roadblock here, so any information/ideas you can share will be helpful. I'm so glad this forum exists...what did we do before the internet?!