Life without fanciness: Getting by on the Plains

 

When the thermometer drops to 35 degrees below zero and winds whip off the Sweetgrass Hills to sift snow through the cracks of his homestead shack near the Canadian border, Lloyd Oswood turns up the fuel oil burner in his converted wood stove.

"It's not the best goddamn thing," he said as he took another sip of Milwaukee's Best. "It's the same as the Pilgrims had."

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