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May 12, 2004



Now aren't you glad you don't have to make a living on that farm?


I love these classic Montana experiences. Years ago I was walking the hometown streets when an older person approached and exclaimed "Betty!" (my mother). No, I said. "Bonnie?" (my mother's twin). The ensuing conversation was very fun, and I felt at-home, very truly.


Bonnie (not SB's aunt, right?), thanks for reading. I wouldn't say I'm glad I don't have to make a living on the farm, though I certainly wouldn't last long with what little I know about it now. I would say I'm lucky to be able to work with and learn from people who do.


Not the aunt, right. But I do have a sister named Betty, too. Not a twin.

It is good that you can appreciate learning about the farm, Anthony. I hope that you develop an appreciation for the folks who do make their living that way. It matters to them what the weather does, what the price of fuel and fertilizer is, what the railroad is charging for freight, etc.

Even those who know how to do the work are continually at risk over things they can't control.

Do you read Sarpy Sam?


I certainly do appreciate those folks, and what matters to them matters to me because our livelihoods are linked in many ways.

And I do read Sarpy Sam--I even link to him in his very own blog watershed, the Bighorn / Rosebud / Lower Yellowstone link on the left. We could only hope to evoke our place in Montana through our blog the way Sam does in his.

Big Sky Dave

Wow. Just wow. Great tale!

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