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After much speculation and a multi-state search I am proud to present the infamous “goat milking” home movie. It all starts innocently enough at the 4th of July Rodeo in Cody, Wyoming with our vacationing family taking in the bucking broncos and calf ropers from the safety of corral fences. But soon the oldest son is mixing it up with the local boys (barefoot mind you) in a pig chase. Not to be outdone by his older brother, the smallest of the bunch enters the goat milking race. The goal being to sprint a quarter-mile with a glass bottle to the waiting goat, squeeze a few drops of milk in your bottle, and then sprint back to the finish line.
Sometimes these things are easier said than done and anticipated strategies go out the door when said goat doesn’t take kindly to your technique. Persistence pays off in the end and mankind maintains its rightful place slightly above goat in the hierarchy of the animal kingdom.
The unedited Internet Archive version of this home movie features thirty minutes of footage from Yellowstone National Park, the Continental Divide, extended rodeo footage, and parade footage. (available shortly)