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Good neighbors, good fences


November 7, 2018

Robert Frost wrote that one time he came upon the owner of the land next to his. The man was building a fence in the woods, where there was no actual need for one. When Frost asked him why, the fellow responded simply, "Good fences make good neighbors."

The neighbor had it backwards, I think. By rural Montana custom, it is "Good neighbors make good fences."

Ranches and farms often share miles o...

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