Dear Friends and Partners,
Welcome to Alderspring’s weekend edition newsletter!
In this letter is Glenn’s weekly story, a suite of pics about work on the ranch this week, and an update on this week’s featured cuts!
Story: There’s a Storm Coming
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This week’s features:
This week, you can get 10% off on our ENTIRE store when you order over $250 in product! And get a total of 20% off on our featured cuts below.
This week’s sale cuts include Korean style short ribs, big ribeye steaks, fatty ground beef (the best burger, folks!), and flank steaks!
Also, a weekend 20% off flash! Get 20% off this weekend only on ground beef bundles! we rarely offer a discount this large on these packs!
This coming Monday we honor those who served unselfishly. I recall when I was a young boy that my folks called it “Decoration Day.” It was the one day of the year that people stopped what they were doing and decorated the graves of those who fought and were fallen. My Dad, a Marine, vividly recalled those companions that he fought with that perished, so the day had obvious meaning for him. He carried his own hand grenade wounds that were bared to the sun and all of us–they marked his back whenever we went to the beach. He wasn’t cognizant of our noticing them, and he never drew people to look at the subtle marks. He, I think, would just as soon forget if he could. It’s all the more reason we must never forget.
This Week on the Ranch
This week we’ve been spending a lot of time sorting cattle and then weighing them all before they go out o the range! This way we’ll be able to compare weights at the end of the summer. After that, we had to trail the herd a few miles to a ranch we’ve leased near the home ranch. They’re now staged there on the lease ranch ready to head to range. Above, range rider Cheyanne is riding flank as we bring the cattle down a road to the lease ranch!
And here’s Melanie this week, working with a 4-year old gelding that we’ll be riding on the range this summer. This gelding doesn’t have much training and hasn’t been saddled for over a year, so Melanie is showing the crew how to smoothly and quietly saddle a green horse.
Quote of the Week
“Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above / Don’t fence me in / Let me ride through the wild open country that I love / Don’t fence me in.”
-“Don’t Fence Me In,” Roy Rogers
It’s been an eventful (full?) week with long days (often into the night), tumultuous weather, and a new summer horseback crew learning the ropes. Yesterday, a couple of aspiring range riders inadvertently overloaded the fenced corridor that led to the ranch’s livestock scales, causing a cattle surge into the alleyway. Cheyanne and Mason stood at the end, safely behind a gate…they thought. I think for a moment, they believed that they could dissuade the bovine flow.
Kurtis, our long-time farrier man, happily dropped the hind foot of the watchy (not-quite-trusting-wide-eyed) paint range gelding he had been working on, formerly named Waco. Linnaea was holding the gelding with a halter and lead rope to keep him focused and calm in case he tried to take a piece out of Kurtis. We actually thought he should have been named Wacko, as on his last ranch he had the notoriety of bucking a well-seasoned 70-year-old gal skyward.
As things developed in the Alderspring corrals, horseshoer was now looking now at a nice break that he knew would be better than any on prime-time television. His lifetime of experience with cattle and horses in the remote valleys of Idaho and Montana gave him an instinct about the good stuff about to happen when inexperienced young people meet highly experienced livestock.
He was not disappointed…
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This Week’s FEatured Cuts From Alderspring’s Wild Pastures
A quick summary of this week’s featured cuts:
(As always, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts)
10% off on everything! You can get 10% off the ENTIRE STORE this week using the coupon code “when cows fly” when you order over $250 in product!
And you can score an additional 10% for a total of 20% off the following featured cuts:
This week’s featured cuts:
- 20 oz RIBEYE STEAKS.
- Weekend flash deal on ground beef bundles (this week, at a total of 20% off, this is one of the best deals we ever offer on these)
- Fattier ground beef (the perfect burger)
- Korean style short ribs!
- Flank steaks (flavor found here!)
One of those beautiful Alderspring ribeyes!
And that’s it for this week!
Thanks again for partnering in what we do!
Glenn, Caryl, cowgirls and cowboys at Alderspring.
We’ve been crafting our pastured protein here in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains for nearly 30 years and delivering it direct to our partners for nearly as long. This is wild wellness, delivered from our ranch to your door.