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    No locking, ever. Don't even know where the keys...

    No locking, ever. Don't even know where the keys are. We live in a very very rural remote area and crime is not only low, it would be bizarre. Have an outside intimidating (and probably deceiving)...
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    I was just surprised how poorly I was...

    I was just surprised how poorly I was communicating! Typing too fast...

    Yep, the Dirty Shame is up and running, under new management from a few years back. I have a vague memory of sitting on...
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    If you have a reasonably short and straight...

    If you have a reasonably short and straight chimney, letting your fire burn real hot occasionally will keep it cleaned out. Running slow fires is what causes a lot of the buildup on the inside of...
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    OK I don't know how this is being so confusing. ...

    OK I don't know how this is being so confusing. If it's just outside of Kalispell, yes, the authorities are called to dispatch an alive but suffering animal. Yes, shooting a deer in the ditch in a...
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    LOL Animals love wood heat... I have 6 dogs and 8...

    LOL Animals love wood heat... I have 6 dogs and 8 cats and they all share a big futon mattress beside the stove.. at a safe distance. :)
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    Around here, people stop and drag the...

    Around here, people stop and drag the deer/elk/moose/horse/cow off the highway ASAP. Any highway incident is supposed to be reported but it's such a PITA to report a deer strike I think you would...
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    We just use ceiling fans and have a little...

    We just use ceiling fans and have a little household fan pointing up and AT the wood stove to get that air moving up and around. I wouldn't worry about the blower just yet. :)
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    Report back! Just leave those hot coals as much...

    Report back! Just leave those hot coals as much "food" as possible and make sure they're awake enough to eat all night.

    So many factors! Wind, breeze, wood, weather, inversions, drafts, ect-it's...
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    When you go to bank it for the night start with a...

    When you go to bank it for the night start with a bed of coals all burned down, load it to the gills with wood and open up the drafts so it really starts to burn. When it's going good and hot on the...
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    OK now that I'm not in such a hurry, yes, you...

    OK now that I'm not in such a hurry, yes, you Should call an official to finish off an animal and in most cases that's exactly what "we" do here, if I may speak for many Montanans. But if a law/game...
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    It's horrible to see, I've had the luck to not...

    It's horrible to see, I've had the luck to not have hit a deer in all my years in MT (yet, I'm sure) but if most animals are injured here Fish and Game or the nearest law officer will come dispatch...
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    I'm not sure what the issue is with shooting a...

    I'm not sure what the issue is with shooting a gun where you live, bmg, but here in Montana we shoot any suffering animal with the nearest gun.
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    This is good company... but pricey. ...

    This is good company... but pricey. http://redantspants.com/

    I am very short (and not skinny) and found Carhartt jeans to fit comfortably on my waist, not too high... but they fit sort of long,...
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    OP there's a little trick to figure out what...

    OP there's a little trick to figure out what you're really after. Ask yourself, if you were not married any more, how would that feel? Does it feel like freedom? less stress? quiet? your thought...
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    Mine makes all kinds of different noises when...

    Mine makes all kinds of different noises when it's very cold; I wouldn't worry about it until (or if) it happens when it's warmer.
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    I can't watch her show at all either. Loved her...

    I can't watch her show at all either. Loved her blog for a long time until it became clear she was filthy rich and then it changed a bit for me. I still enjoy her sense of humor and the ranching...
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    By all means, when in doubt, behave like a...

    By all means, when in doubt, behave like a hideous bitch and kick people when they are down.

    AND because other people that might feel the same way are reading this, or will read it when it shows...
  18. I've lived my whole life in Montana. I remember...

    I've lived my whole life in Montana. I remember we had school cancelled for a few days when Mount St. Helens blew up. And at no other time. :no:

    If it's colder than -30 the kids won't go outside...
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    The Duggars themselves say they are not...

    The Duggars themselves say they are not Quiverfull people. http://www.duggarfamilyblog.com/p/faqs.html

    ""Q: Are the Duggars part of the QuiverFull movement?
    A: The Duggars write in their...
  20. There is no thermostat. If we're home the fire...

    There is no thermostat. If we're home the fire keeps it in the 80's.. if we're not home, a banked fire in the stove keeps it in the mid 60's to 70's... if we're all lazy turds it's in the 40's. ...
  21. Don't go to the dang store every day! You're...

    Don't go to the dang store every day! You're part of the target audience if you let yourself go to three major stores every day. either tune it out or adjust your life.

    I live 50 miles from a...
  22. Where do some of you live that you can't control...

    Where do some of you live that you can't control media's access to your lives? Granted I live in a very isolated place but I could be watching TV that I'm not, or listening to radio that I'm not, or...
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    Her chocolate cake is an old farm standby, I call...

    Her chocolate cake is an old farm standby, I call it Texas sheet cake and got the recipe from a 90 year old guest ranch cook. I also got the cinnamon roll recipe from the same old lady only the...
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    I always get good ideas from her that work well...

    I always get good ideas from her that work well with what is in my freezer and for the peeps I'm feeding. I have Mr CBM to her Marlboro Man!
  25. The only times I don't like Christmas is when it...

    The only times I don't like Christmas is when it is part of the grand marketing scheme of Commercialization that it can be. I usually only ever run into that with the commercials on hulu or when I...
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