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I have several cows on the Isle of Awakening, but I can't figure out how to milk them. I know I was able to once before, 'cause I have milk, but I can't figure out how I did it. I tried allowing them to have a baby cow in case that was necessary for them to produce milk, but I just can't collect any. Can the cows be "milked-out"? Like they only give milk once?

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In order to obtain milk from a cow, you have to have your water jug (the bottomless pot) equipped; approaching a cow will then cause a "milk" interaction prompt to appear in addition to the usual "stroke" interaction prompt that creates milk you can collect. (Note that it doesn't put milk in the pot--it just appears in the world as its own object once you use the pot on the cow. It's a bit of an unintuitive system.)

There's a video here showing the pot-equipping method of milk collection, in case that helps you as well.

As far as I'm aware, cows cannot run out of milk permanently.

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  • Oi! So simple! That's why I was able to collect it before...I just happened to have my pot out! Normally I have the hammer selected, so I never noticed! Sep 10, 2019 at 18:49
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    Also, it removes whatever liquid you have in the pot, so make sure you have that stored if it's not something that normally appears on the island! Sep 10, 2019 at 21:31

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