When I first arrived in Montana back in 2002, I noticed a lot of bears. Not real bears – the carved wooden bears that adorn so many porches and patios and front yards. Adorable!
In all the places I lived and traveled to, I never saw such a display of state-specific art at so many homes.
Of course, I had to get one for my front porch, and before long, I had doubled-up.
Lo and behold — we found Fallis Family Wood up near Fort Benton, and they created this marvelous piece for us.
They even delivered it and put it in place.
Total cost: under $200.
They make all kinds of carvings — awesome stuff.