Looking forward to Montana

@TheHorse (73648)
Walnut Creek, California
July 9, 2018 11:39am CST
In about four weeks, I will be free to hit the road. A part of my plan is to visit the family cabin in Montana, check the roof, check the bridge, and check the fence. You know I like "projects," and one of my projects up there is always to make sure the bridge across my creek is strong. I've built and re-built that bridge since the 1980s. Because I like quiet, and I like "pretending it's the old days," I don't use a chain saw when I fell sick or crowed Douglas Fir trees for my bridge. I use an old hand saw that's been in the family for generations. I'll attach a picture of one of my "work stations." If I get some comments, I'll attach pictures of my bridge, the fence, my cabin, etc. I'm feeling sentimental right now.
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@JohnRoberts (65173)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jul
Montana is probably the least populated state meaning lots of space and quiet.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
There are approximately one million people in the whole state.
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@JohnRoberts (65173)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Jul
@TheHorse A lot of wide open spaces. Most people are at Helena, Great Falls, Missoula.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
@JohnRoberts ...and Billings, Bozeman and Butte.
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@DaddyEvil (26042)
• Aurora, Missouri
10 Jul
*grinning at you* Why do you say "If I get some comments... " on some of your discussions, pony? We, and everyone else on myLot, know you will get 'some' comments, no matter what you write about. You seem to be up awfully late for you tonight. Is everything okay at chez pony? And just because you like to 'pretend' you are living in the 1800s doesn't mean you shouldn't upgrade that flip phone into a phone with a good camera! *shake my head* @topffer @Jlyn10 You two might like to see pony's 'family home' and environs in Montana, too. It's very pretty there!
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@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
10 Jul
You want to pay for my trip?
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@topffer (36384)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
10 Jul
It looks nice. Visiting USA is in my projects, but it is postponed until the end of the Trump's episode. But maybe they never heard about Trump around his family cabin in Montana, like in some remote areas of Russia they still think that there is still a czar ruling.
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@DaddyEvil (26042)
• Aurora, Missouri
10 Jul
@Jlyn10 I will pay for the pictures I share with you, Jlyn...
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@Icydoll (26131)
• India
9 Jul
I would love to see pictures my dear friend.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
Here's the bridge. I work on it almost every Summer I'm up there.
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@Icydoll (26131)
• India
9 Jul
@TheHorse it's cool and nice
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• United States
9 Jul
@TheHorse good job! must be fun working on all these projects
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@Peach10 (1933)
10 Jul
it would be nice to see the bridge that you have been working on and your cabin and the rest of the stuff you want to share. and your old hand saw that has been with you for generations. I really want to see that. Thanks
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
Thanks. I've attached some pictures to other comments. Let me find one of the bridge.
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@vandana7 (68617)
• India
11 Jul
@TheHorse You are a really hard working person Pony...
@vandana7 (68617)
• India
11 Jul
His cabin is cute ..he has uploaded one of the images in his songs..
"Last Train from Poor Valley" by Norman Blake Colin H. Sacks - Vocal, guitars, bass Recorded by - Michael Stenberg Courtesy: The Diablo Rhythm Wranglers
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
9 Jul
I hope it's not too bad when you go, so you can enjoy your visit as well.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
Thanks. I hope it's not too bad as well. I enjoy projects, as long a they are manageable.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
10 Jul
@TheHorse right, i get that.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
@Courtlynn I try to set things up so as to avoid frustration.
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@Blondie2222 (22736)
• United States
9 Jul
Hopefully it's in good shape & you won't have to do a whole lot of patch up work. I hope nobody uses your cabin when you are not there.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
As long as they're careful with fire, and respectful of the mice who watch over the place for me, I probably wouldn't care that much.
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@Blondie2222 (22736)
• United States
10 Jul
@TheHorse That's good.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
@Blondie2222 Heh. I bring home (to CA) most of the stuff that's worth stealing.
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@Teep11 (7196)
• United States
10 Jul
Building consist of generating bridges. I'm in tuned with the building and there's where my concentration is.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
Do you engineer "real" bridges? Mine are just log things that span my creek.
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@LadyDuck (182746)
• Switzerland
9 Jul
You are right to avoid noise, it seems to offend nature with our noisy mechanical stuff. I would love to see more photos.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
Here's the cabin itself, taken from behind.
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• United States
9 Jul
@TheHorse my kind of place
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@LadyDuck (182746)
• Switzerland
10 Jul
@TheHorse Beautiful, in the middle of nature, a place where I would love to stay.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
9 Jul
I would love to see pictures. Where abouts in Montana is it? My fathers family lived in Havre for a long time.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
It's in the center of the State, in the Judith Mountains. Havre is up North of us. I'll add a picture of our friend's hay field, down the road from us.
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• United States
9 Jul
@TheHorse that is absolutely gorgeous. It's hard to believe that places like this still exist
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
@Marilynda1225 We try to be quiet about Montana. But some Californians are buying up land West of Glacier Park.
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@Hannihar (44386)
10 Jul
@TheHorse That is great and enjoy the peace and quiet and if you get a chance let us know how you are.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
I'll do my best!
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@Hannihar (44386)
11 Jul
@TheHorse Don't worry we will be here when you get back. Go and enjoy yourself.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jul
@Hannihar I won't be leaving until August. There is a public library in Lewistown where I can access the internet.
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@LeaPea2417 (22471)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Jul
What city or town is the cabin located in?
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
It's in the Judith Mountains outside of Lewistown Montana.
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@LeaPea2417 (22471)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Jul
@TheHorse Sounds nice.
@much2say (40533)
• United States
9 Jul
That's awesome you have a family place like that to go to, away from "here"! I love the projects you work on (wish I could do the same for here) . . . ah, I can only dream !
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
You're welcome to come by and help me take some trees down. Getting the branches off is probably the biggest pain.
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@much2say (40533)
• United States
11 Jul
@TheHorse That would be awesome! Thought of you yesterday . . . we were looking on the free cart at the library and there happened to be a book there on Montana!
• United States
9 Jul
Sounds like a perfect place to enjoy nature. I'd love to see pictures of your cabin and all the handiwork you've done.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
I added a few. Let me see if I can find one of the fence I was working on.
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@DaddyEvil (26042)
• Aurora, Missouri
10 Jul
@TheHorse Hmmm... how did you make your fence, pony? (Just curious.) Most 'old time' fences I've seen were notched logs placed so the notching held the fence together.
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@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul
Montana sounds a very rural area so at the log cabin you will get lots of peace and quiet. You can use your hand saw to make a bridge to the log cabin with the fir trees. I am so happy that you have just another month before you go to there.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
Yeppers, that's the plan. It's always a tad bittersweet, as many of the "old-timers," the people we looked up to as kids, are dying off.
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@Corbin5 (119667)
• United States
9 Jul
That cabin really is a well-loved place by you. So glad you will be spending time in the family cabin and can do some work around the place.
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Jul
I am really looking forward, though I'll miss the kids.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
9 Jul
Suppose you find that a stranger has been occupying your cabin in your absence?
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Jul
I would tell him I'll be here for a few days and ask him to leave.
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@myklj999 (19960)
16 Jul
Are you going to become a dental floss tycoon?
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@TheHorse (73648)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
If I can find a pygmy pony.
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