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Old 12-26-2019, 11:45 AM   #251
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I just watched about 50 moving to the left, the remainder staying where they were.

The herd cow was moving them. She turned and ran back and moved the remaining elk to the left, and eventually across the road to join another group. He call went from ‘mew’ to a bark when they were not moving like she wanted.

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Old 01-05-2020, 03:47 PM   #252
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Trusses are in over garage, roof will be sheathed Monday. Praying for a continued mild winter.



I think the prevalent rocks are gneiss.




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Old 01-05-2020, 06:32 PM   #253
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What a symphony of cow calls!


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Listening to the elk bugle is one thing I miss about AZ. Congrats on starting the next chapter in your life.


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Old 01-12-2020, 04:47 PM   #254
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The garage is closed-in. Rear of garage, dormer is in bonus room and has a 4x8 deck looking at the Greenhorn and Snowcrest mountain ranges. My wife’s sewing and guest room for hunting buddies.



We built a 30x40 garage and workshop. He’s reinforcing with bracing above the closest floor drain for a large eye bolt. Putting hot and cold water outlets on wall bordering house. I want to be able to hang an animal from a gambrel. Whatever meat washes out and down the mountain will be coyote bait.





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Old 01-12-2020, 05:02 PM   #255
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That's going to be nice, Bill!
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:33 PM   #256
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Just keeps getting better and better.

Great progress.

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Old 01-12-2020, 06:33 PM   #257
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The views are incredible. This will be the glass wall (2 fixed and 2 sliding patio doors) and 2 glass triangles above under a vaulted ceiling facing the mountains from the living room.



Kitchen


Sunroom off kitchen


A local guy is logging state land north of us, I’ll be buckin’ and splittin’ firewood over the summer as my new hobby.


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Old 01-20-2020, 03:51 PM   #258
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Trusses go up tomorrow on the main house. They’re getting a day’s work out of me today- it’s 37 degrees and no wind.




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Old 01-20-2020, 04:42 PM   #259
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37 degrees? That's like spring!
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:30 PM   #260
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Cut offs and flip flops for you then. Love the views that you are going to have.
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:36 PM   #261
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Looking good Bill, in for more pics.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:24 PM   #262
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Trusses on- it’s looking like our house.











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Old 01-22-2020, 10:22 PM   #263
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Wow! Those views are incredible! Looks like it will he really really cool. Congrats on the build.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:33 AM   #264
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Coming along nicely.

Enjoying the updates.

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Old 01-28-2020, 02:15 PM   #265
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Construction stopped today- a blizzard came in.

I attended a weekend avalanche rescue course. Bottom line- if the folks you’re with can’t get you out in 20 minutes- it’s between you and your Maker. Search and Rescue becomes a recovery mission.

I’m the grey haired guy surrounded by young muscle. The 2 guys to my left and I are on the same team. Funny how you cross paths with people you know you can depend on- up to your life in the ‘back country’. Way past where the ‘blacktop ends’.




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Old 01-30-2020, 02:41 PM   #266
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Construction resumed. South-facing sun room off kitchen is framed. We’re excited for early sun, and these hills are crazy with sunset across the valley. Lots of windows!






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Old 01-30-2020, 03:22 PM   #267
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Looking great!
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:36 PM   #268
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Yes- it snows in Montana. First significant snow since October.

The Honda Pioneer 500 does snow duty in addition to being my hunting 4x4. Great machine.






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Old 02-12-2020, 09:22 AM   #269
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Latest progress- the team is doing great.

They convinced me to climb on the roof and see their work.





Back on terra firma!


The grill and Traeger go here!


I’m scratching my head how they built hones before having lift equipment.



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Old 02-12-2020, 09:38 AM   #270
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Keep them updates coming....

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Old 02-12-2020, 08:40 PM   #271
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:48 PM   #272
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Coming along nicely, love the views!
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:01 PM   #273
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Looking good Bill! Congrats!
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:55 PM   #274
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Today around the corner from our Bozeman rental. “The girls”.








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Old 02-20-2020, 06:48 PM   #275
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It’s coming along!
We moved closer on a month to month rental and I’ll be joining the fun. All those doug fir beams and posts are calling my name to stain them.





Looking out around- why we’re here

Ruby Mts
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Snowcrests in the Gravelie Range


Ag well and stock tanks on property. I want to build a pond for mallards.



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Old 02-20-2020, 07:19 PM   #276
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Coming along nicely!

How far/close are your nearest neighbors?
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:45 PM   #277
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Congrats on getting out of one of the few places that makes Bozeman prices seem reasonable.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:49 PM   #278
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Bill,

I hate you.

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Old 02-20-2020, 08:55 PM   #279
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Man what a view. Congrats on moving forward with your home.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:26 AM   #280
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Looking great! Nice progress


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Old 02-21-2020, 08:18 AM   #281
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Thank you for the update and pics! Beautiful area, congrats!
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:28 AM   #282
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Coming along nicely!

How far/close are your nearest neighbors?

There’s a house 400 yards north across the road.


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Old 02-21-2020, 02:36 PM   #283
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Did you have any time this past fall for waterfowl hunting? If so how was it? I used to go every fall near Ennius Lake.
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Old 02-22-2020, 02:03 PM   #284
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Just a little. I want to build a pond.


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Old Yesterday, 06:11 PM   #285
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Well driller hit good water at 160’, 1/2 the depth he prepared us for potential cost in his quote.


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