I want to pack my bags and move.
Big Sky Country.
Away from chaos.
Away from people.
Yeah, I know it isn’t quite the beach.
But beach towns tend to be kind of…
How can I put this delicately?
There are people.
And lots of them.
I want to live under the big open sky.
I want to see the stars twinkling at night.
And I want a Lincoln Log house.
You know, those cool log cabin houses with green roofs.
Well, guess what?
They have real Lincoln Log houses in Montana!
Except those houses have actual walls!
And indoor plumbing!
You know what else might be nice to have?
Even though I said I never wanted to ride one of those suckers ever again in my life.
But open land calls for animals, and lots of them.
There’s just something calming about wild, untamed natural beauty.
Wide open space.
And animals freely roaming around in all that openness.
I could become a rancher!
A cattle rancher.
Or better yet…
A cereal farmer!
Hey, I’m all for learning new things.
Did you know that elk, deer and antelope populations outnumber humans in Montana?
The average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer.
And the density of the state is six people per square mile.
More animals than people?
Surely that can’t be a bad thing.
No wonder it’s called the Treasure State.
Although Montana does have the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states.
But no state has as many different species of mammals as Montana.
That’s pretty exciting stuff right there.
Speaking of exciting…
It’s always important to become familiar with the laws of the land before venturing into new territory.
Did you know that guiding sheep onto a railroad track with an intent to injure the train can get a person five years in prison in Montana?
Oh, and it’s also illegal to drive with a sheep in the cab of your truck…
Unless you have a chaperone.
Well, so much for that.
I was hoping to haul a shitload of sheep in the back of my truck.
Because I’m a rebel like that.
Montana sure is protective of their sheep.
Maybe the sheep are the treasure of The Treasure State.
Say what you want.
There is something appealing about a whole lot of nothingness.
~Happy Friday, friends! Hope you have a terrific weekend!~
I want a Lincoln Log house just like this one… complete with that funky green cowboy to protect us from all the elk I might inadvertently piss off.