Back in September we started our hunting season. Just seems like a blur though considering with the odd weather we've had we are still haying ended up baling freezed dried hay, not able to combine the grain to wet, and when it did warm up, the first week of rifle season, it was all hands on deck to get everything done while we could. In the midst of all the work madness is still that fact we have two active boys. When not working they in school and playing sports again. People told me as I was preparing last year to have a senior that we would be busy but I had no idea it would be quiet like this! It's an emotional time, we kind of like our kids, so it's hard to think about next year when he's not around. He's up to good things, so you try to think of all the positive but it is draining. Bill ended up being voted the 6th best 6-man player in the state of Montana this year, quite an accomplishment and probably the best way to end a his last season. The picture that show the four seniors walking off the field for the last time is very emotional for two reasons, the first one obvious, but the second these boys have played together for six year, that's a long time! They are brothers and our families have been together since 1st grade, just makes the statement that family isn't always blood true. Then the youngest is busy too, just an 8th grader, but still has plenty to do! We also add a new addition to the crew, Scarlet joined us in October. Back to hunting season, cause that's why we are all here...right? It's been a pretty good season so far, and we expect with some snow and cold moving in that it's going to continue to be good. As I mentioned before our first week of rifle was a bit rough, even though we were successful the guys had to work for it! I have to put in a plug for Lon though, thank you hon for the new bino's, I love them! Here is a few behind the scenes so far from September till now to show you what we've been up too. Remember the most recent stuff you can see from our Facebook page!
Well it’s been a long busy run this year. If you don’t know us I’ll let you in on a secret, not really everyone knows, our boys are very involved in sports, especially football and basketball. Not as much as some families I would like to think, but we do put on some miles just because we have a long way to travel from point A to point B around here. Being very involved with sports also brings the fact that it’s not if you get an injury, it’s when, if your putting forth your best effort somethings bound to happen. Bill started football 190 days ago. If you subtract 27 Sunday’s, which usually was taken up by 4-6 hours of homework and some sleep-in days, also minus 6 days of no practice football and basketball, (with the boys making it so far in football season they went basically right into basketball season and they got a couple days off at Christmas time) that would equal 157 days with no break. So here we are on a Sunday morning (cause mom finally made me) finally putting our toughness and pride aside (after seasons is over of course) to get a wrist checked out that’s been bothering him since football (he’s right handed and it’s the right wrist) and a shoulder he hurt over the weekend at district tournaments. The result...well the shoulder is okay he could benefit with some PT, however the wrist needs to be looked at by a specialist there’s a possible fracture he’s been playing with all this time. Tough or stubborn take your pick it is what it is at this point, now we will just get him healed up and get ready for the next thing...oh the adventure of raising boys!!!
Julie Hanson married Lon in 1996. She is a Montana native, grew up on a ranch, lives and works on a ranch,and is a partner in Anchor P Outfitters. See more on the About Us page.