I've been doing a lot of research into homesteading and decided once I am financially secure and out of college I would like to do it. Grow my own food like vegetables and meat but I also want dairy products like milk. I plan on working while having a small operating farm and do not want to milk a cow twice a day and i have heard of calf sharing where you milk the cow once in the morning and let the calf have the rest. This is also nice because the calf can nurse the mother while i may go on vacation or be out of town and not have to worry about finding someone to milk my cow. I was wondering mainly if anyone has any experience in this or knows of something I can read or watch to get a better understanding of everything. For instance how long does a calf usually nurse?