PLAYING HOOKY

BE WARNED – I DIDN’T TAKE THESE PHOTOS (ANDY DID), AND THEY ARE CLASSIC MONTANA FAMILY PHOTOS – MEANING THEY INVOLVE A NEWLY DEAD LARGE ANIMAL.

We allowed J to miss school yesterday in order to go hunting with Daniel, Andy and Daniel’s son.  They went to a ranch up above Big Timber, on the eastern slope of the Crazy mountains.  Daniel is a bit of a guide, and J was going for his first ever deer.

Shooting light was at 6:55 a.m.  By 7:10 a.m. they were taking these photos.  At the meat processor by 10:30 a.m., and home to relax for the rest of the day by 11:30 a.m.  Thought about sending J off to school for the rest of the day, but he’d already done the work for the day – had to get it done in advance in order for us to allow him to miss.

 

One great thing, J’s teachers were so supportive of this being a perfectly good reason to miss school, especially if he did all the work first.  They really do understand the whole child, and we have a great appreciation for that.  Plus, hey, let’s admit, this is Montana, and teachers know the culture here requires a certain right of passage for boys – getting that first kill.

Andy let J do all the process ordering.  He got steaks, roasts and sausage.  No ground meat – he knew we already had a ton of ground bison.  So proud of that boy.  Now we’re going to find out what deer maple breakfast sausage tastes like – it sounded good to J.

Categories: Daily life, Family Fun, J, kids, Outdoors, Photography | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “PLAYING HOOKY

  1. Congrats to J!!!

  2. Daniel

    That is awsome!!!! So proud of J! Wish we could be closer to enjoy some of the meat Let us know how deer maple breakfast sausage tastes.

  3. Congratulations to J. So happy that he was able to get a deer. My grandson shot a deer too and I posted a photo yesterday. So proud of those young hunters.

  4. So fantastic for J! Tell him congratulations from us!

  5. Elizabeth

    Congrats to J!! How exciting for him!

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