In Your Words
Kim Greene's email signature reads, "Alpha Female" and in her line of work, that is exactly who she needs to be. Kim and her husband Jeff are the owners of Svalinn, a Montana-based breeder and trainer for working dogs. We sat down with Kim recently to ask her a few questions about her business and the dogs she works with.
What is Svalinn and how did it get it's start?
My husband Jeff and I founded Svalinn to breed, raise and train world-class personal and family protection dogs. We often say that these amazing animals were bred out of necessity. We met in Afghanistan in 2003 and shortly thereafter we moved our young family to Nairobi, Kenya in 2005. The presence of a highly stable, social an...Read More
Growing up in Nebraska, I quickly became privy to the longstanding joke that my home state offered nothing more than cornfields and pivots. Like clockwork, anytime I ventured outside the state line I was met with a tongue-in-cheek comment about Nebraska’s landscape or lack thereof. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I began to buy into this ill-informed rhetoric during my earlier years. It wasn’t so much that I thought Nebraska wasn’t a beautiful place, but that it wasn’t as beautiful as other states. And how could it be? Colorado and Wyoming have mountains. California and South Carolina, oceans. Maine and Oregon, vast, expansive forests. Montana and Idaho are breathtaking in endless ways. For far...
Hilary Anderson is a wildlife biologist who has been running the range-riding program in Montana's Tom Miner Basin since 2013. She's a rancher and a mother, raising her four children amid the natural beauty and responsibilities of the ranching life. We asked her to descibe, in her words, what it means to be a mother. This is what she had to say.
I have had a lot of great adventures. I have climbed high mountains and come back blistered and bleeding and proud. I have followed wolves through the forest in negative 20 degrees and smiled at the wonder of them. I have weathered the rain and the wind and a hundred mosquitos biting every exposed bit of skin moving hundreds of cows across the valley....Read More
Jackie Three Irons is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe of Montana. She and her family reside just outside of Crow Agency, Montana near the town of Hardin. We asked her to descibe, in her words, what it means to be a mother. This is what she had to say.
When I sit in calm silence and I watch my children and my grandchild in peaceful reflection, I remember my teachings from my Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers. They perfected the meaning of “Mother.” These women were strong, resilient, prayerful women who held strong to their cultures, their heritage and to prayer. They taught their children daily over decades how to be respectful and productive people, and for this I have put forth my ...Read More
Jane Golliher is a third generation rancher born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She and her husband Grant own and run the Diamond Cross Ranch in Teton county where they have raised three children. We asked her to descibe, in her words, what it means to be a mother. This is what she had to say.
Motherhood is something you don’t really understand until you are one. And then suddenly you find yourself so in love with the special child or children that have been gifted to you to love, steward, disciple and dream with for a few short years.
Children grow so fast and change quickly, and then one day, they are adults. The great news is they are still your children, and they become your friends,...Read More
Minneapolis-based chef and outdoorsmen Jon Wipfli spends most of his time cooking food around the city, writing or in the woods looking for critters. His passion for hunting and cooking wild game takes him to some unconventional places. On the latest Filson Life, Jon shares his experience hosting guests to a locally sourced meal on a Wisconsin cranberry bog.
The answer is yes. Of course, I’ll create a four-course October meal on a cranberry theme, with a wild game emphasis, using a smoker and a grill. And yes, I’d be happy to prepare and serve the meal—for 24 guests—next to a Wisconsin cranberry bog.
Partly I say yes because nothing good comes easy, and I like it that way. Partly I say yes bec...
Forest fires, brush fires, wildfires, in the wilderness and on the border of cities. From the hills of Lake County in the northern California to the US-Mexico border, if there’s a large fire, odds are I’m making pictures of it, documenting the drought and climate in the American West. I prefer to work at night, when there’s less media around, and I can work with the st...Read More
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