The History Channel's Mountain Men Series has been running for 9 seasons. In 2017 or so, a couple of the people who put the show together ordered Anoraks. They didn't tell me anything about themselves, and I had no idea until early 2020, when we were contacted by people who appear on the show -- the "Mountain Men".
It turns out that the off-screen people, who are out in the weather as much as the on-screen Mountain Men, are very happy with our wool, and others took notice.
Check out Mountain Men on Thursday Night ... Joshua Kirk of Lander, Wyoming, wears our All-Around Jacket in Duff Color while protecting a herd of bison from predators, including wolves.
On August 4, 2020, Debby, Denali and I spent several hours with Joshua at his ranch. It was a fascinating afternoon and we learned a lot. Josh has lived his whole life in a self-sufficient way that was common in centuries past, but quite rare today.
In the two photos below are Debby and me with Dr Anika Ward and Mountain Man Jake Herak at the sheep ranch of Anika's family. On the show, Jake and his hounds can be seen chasing mountain lions and bears up into the hills and away from the ranches in the valley, where they may prey on livestock. Anika is a veterinarian who cares for all manner of livestock and pets ... and for Jake's very hard-working Walker-Bluetick hounds. Anika is also frequently seen on the show We hope they will wear their WeatherWool for Season 10, which starts filming soon.
We had a wonderful dinner with Anika's parents, and the time sort of got away from us ... we should have taken the pictures sooner ... the day was fading away but we did get a few pics in.
MANY THANKS to Jake, Anika and Anika's parents Julie and Cal for such a fine dinner and great hospitality.
23 August 2020