I find it's both empowering
(to gather your own milk)
I have a covered bowl with clean rag for udder wash (I mix in the house)
I wash and dry her udder, milk a bit from each side into the test cup, examine,
milk the rest into the milk pail, dip each side, then let her down,
give her some love and send her out to eat.
and use it to wash down the milking stand and table.
into a large measuring cup so i can see how much there was.