Dear Friends and Partners,
Welcome to Alderspring’s weekend edition newsletter! Thank you for partnering in what we do!
Below you can find beef discounts, Glenn’s weekly story, and lots of photos from the ranch this week!
This Week’s Story: “Thanking the Old Masters”
Weekend flash deal: 15% off all ground beef – including specialty grinds, patties and bundles!
Plus this week’s coupon cuts: 15% off wild hunter, fatty ground beef and summer sausage
Scroll down for Glenn’s weekly story and updates from the ranch this week!
this week’s coupon cuts
Remember, only you newsletter readers have access to these discounts!
Next shipping day is July 10th! Get your order in by Sunday the 9th at midnight to have it shipped the next day.
We won’t be shipping during the 4th of July week because of the UPS holiday.
THIS WEEKEND ONLY: MIDSUMMER GROUND BEEF EXTRAVAGANZA!
15% off all ground beef, including specialty grinds, patties and bundles!
You can also save 15% on the following:
- Wild hunter
- Fatty ground beef (also included in the weekend flash deal)
- Summer sausage! Three options to choose from.
If you have any questions, observations, or comments, just send Kelsey an email at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
This week on the ranch…
Out checking on pairs! The calves are all looking healthy thanks to warm weather, plenty of milk from their moms, and green grass that they will begin to sample as they grow.
With some heat finally hitting the ranch, we have grass starting to grow tall! Some will be eaten by cows while the rest will be harvested into hay for them to eat during the winter.
Here are daughter Maddy and ranch hand Wesley relaxing in the cook tent on the range after a morning of herding cattle! During the heat of the afternoon, the crew takes the cattle to water and settles them there. While the cattle nap and chew the cud, the riding crew and their horses all have a chance to nap and chew on lunch!
Quote of the Week
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”-Aldo Leopold
This week’s story: “Thanking the Old Masters”
The Fourth of July is nearly upon us. It marks sort of a midsummer milestone for us–it’s a transition from spring to high summer. We move the herd up to higher and cooler country after the fourth, and we enjoy the benefits of altitude on our beeves (more diverse grass and more moderate temperatures).
Despite our low people population (but high bovine and equine) in our nearby towns and villages, festivities on the 4th are abundant. One such tradition is the Leadore rodeo. I have no idea how long it’s been going on, but it may be in the area of a 100 years. The tiny burg (population 74), like most cowboy towns, has an adequate rodeo arena whose parking lot gets packed to the gills on the 4th.
I really have no idea where all those people come from.
But this story is not so much about the rodeo itself, but about the people, the human fabric of this landscape we live and work in. We’ve been blessed to live and work on these remote ranges with some of the best salt-of-the-earth people. They are unsung heroes of the day to day, who would wordlessly be at your back when you needed them most.
And after performing their heroic duty, they would fade back into the fabric from where they came.
This story, though I wrote it for thanksgiving a few years back, is about the 4th in Leadore, and about one time where tragedy was quietly averted. His name was Ron Alder, and he is where the name “Alderspring” originated from. He and his wife, Frances, practically raised Caryl and I in the way of ranching after we bought their ranch in the Lemhi Valley back in ’92.
Other note: Dean Shiner, also in the story, is still ranching near Leadore. He hauls cattle for us every now and then, and is a great guy. He’s never ‘whacked’ me or any of us. Maybe he got over that! You know how teenage boys can be…
Happy Trails, All. Have a great 4th.
Read the story on our blog by clicking below!
And that’s it for this week!
Thanks again for partnering in what we do!
Glenn, Caryl, cowgirls and cowboys at Alderspring.
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