December 02, 2016
This week my inbox was inundated by emails including a link to a Washington Post article enumerating the negative effects of converting North America’s grasslands to cropland. For me, there wasn’t much news in the article, as I’m in the final stages of publishing a book on the subject. Still, it is amazing to note that so few people know about a problem that threatens America at its very core.
November 25, 2016
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November 22, 2016
We hope you enjoy meeting the people behind our product, that make up our Wild Idea crew. For those of you who are Black Friday shoppers, we will have customer service representatives available to assist you. On Small Business Saturday, we will all be on deck to help you with your holiday gift giving. Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you all!
November 11, 2016
Our culture suffered a setback during the busy week just passed. Many people are deeply upset and there are those who couldn’t care less. The election, of course, is a big story. But I’m not sure it should be. Elections come and go.
Some of the clarity gained over the last five or six decades will no-doubt fade, but the nugget of what was revealed in that time will remain. We know much more about what makes us human than we did fifty years ago.
November 11, 2016
No matter what your political preferences are, I think we can all agree that a good sense of humor is needed almost always. Enjoy the satire!
November 03, 2016
Each year South Dakota host's an event called, "Shoot Out South Dakota". Photographers of all different levels gather and capture images of our beautiful state and the creatures that inhabit it. Our Cheyenne River Ranch was one of the selected locations this year. To add a little extra encouragement, we turned our location into a photo contest.
October 29, 2016
Weekly we receive calls on the nutritional value of our products and the difference is between grass and grain finished meats. We are always happy to share our information and tell our greater story of environmental sustainability. And, if someone is really interested, we love to prattle on about species diversity and carbon sequestration!
October 10, 2016
The Dakota Access Pipeline is just one of many pipelines coming out of the oil fields of western North Dakota. There are at least fifteen major pipelines across the Dakotas, so what is all the whoopla about? Why should we care about the standoff? The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has sued to stop the pipeline from crossing through their sacred sites and under the Missouri River. They claim that they were not given proper chance to comment on the route, that the project was fast tracked and corners were cut. A nonprofit, environmental, legal group, called Earthjustice, has accepted the job of pursuing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s interests in federal court.
October 07, 2016
The prairie is dressed in its fall colors, from deep rich contrasts to soft pastels, it is truly beautiful a sight to behold. And, much like the prairie, the buffalo are changing too, putting on their fall coats and colors. Here are a few snapshots of our very lucky view! Enjoy and Happy Fall. Jill
September 16, 2016
The first time I met Jim Harrison was at a dinner he was hosting at Chatham’s restaurant in Livingston, Montana with Russell Chatham, painter and restaurant owner. Guy De la Valdene, another author, falconer, and friend was doing research for a new book on falconry, and a few friends decided to gather and discuss. The dinner was the first rendezvous of our two-day stay. In addition to the above mentioned, their family members joined us too, as well as famous chef and good friend of Jim’s, Mario Batali.