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: “The Beaver & The Wolf”
Weekend flash deal: 15% off flatiron steaks and hot italian sausage!
Plus this week’s coupon cuts: 15% off stew beef, kabobs, and rump roasts
This Week’s Store Update & Coupons
NEXT SHIPPING DAY: Monday, Oct 2! Order by Sunday night at midnight on the 1st to get your box shipped out on the 2nd.
What’s In Stock
Our inventory is somewhat limited right now, but we still have quite a few of our most popular steaks, ground beef, and roasts available! Find it all below!
Salmon still in
Wild sockeye salmon from our friends at Kwee Jack Salmon is still available! Wild and sustainably caught in Alaska’s remote Bristol Bay, this is one of our favorite wild protein offerings!
This week’s coupon cuts
Flash deal: this weekend, 15% off on flatiron steaks and hot italian sausage! And this week’s discounts are still continuing: 15% off stew beef, kabobs, and rump roasts All expire Sunday the 1st at midnight. Click below to access!
If you have any questions, observations, or comments, just send Kelsey an email at help[at]alderspring[dot]com.
Recent Photos From the ranch…
Here they are, the free range sheep herd. Our sheep are the “Katahdin” brand, which naturally shed extra wool without the need to shear them (you’ll notice a few sheep are in the middle of shedding off their old coats). This year, we’ve mostly let the sheep range across the entire ranch with access to freely roam hundreds of acres of open pasture. They can then pick the best plants for their nutrient needs that day from a salad bar of about 80 different species. They seem happier (and healthier) this way. At the end of the day, we go out and herd them in to a small “fold” we have made for them out of electric fence near the safety of our house. It’s because we have coyotes that visit the ranch at night, and enclosing the sheep near our house with a great pyrenees nearby keeps them safe. The next morning we open the gate again and simply let them roam at will.
It’s the Alderspring “Blue Sage Rambler” bluegrass/folk band! When we’re not working on the ranch, we occasionally play music at local festivals and cookouts. This was the crew at a concert in the park last week.
Here’s the cow herd, freshly moved to a new break of grass. As we head into fall, our growing season is almost over. This means we move the herd (especially the yearling and 2-year old cattle) much more frequently in order to avoid overgrazing a pasture. If it isn’t overgrazed, it will still have time to grow back before fall and provide just one more graze for hungry beeves as we head into winter.
In the photo above are Annie, Jed, and Josh riding back from moving cows! There’s nothing quite as satisfying as being horseback at sunset enjoying the cool of the evening after a good day of work!
Quote of the Week
“And strangely enough the only emotion I ever feel, is what the beaver must feel, as he bears each stick to his hidden construction, which creates the tranquil pond and gives the mallards somewhere to paddle, and the pair of swans a place to conceal their young”-Billy Collins, poet
This week’s story: “The Beaver & the Wolf”
I have a friend, Bruce, who is a beaverologist, and that means that his specialty is beavers. He was known as sort of the go-to beaver guru in the Intermountain West. People would call him about beaver troubles (“they’re damming my culvert!” or “they’re stealing all of my irrigation water!”), begging him to relocate them to somewhere in the vast “big open”—the wide wild places of the West, on US Forest Service or BLM lands. After all, in places like Custer and Lemhi County, where we live and work, public, or government land amounts to over 90% of our land base.
As you probably figured out, there’s no such thing as a “beaverologist.” After all, who would care that much for a double buck toothed flat-tailed rodent whose top speed is somewhere on the order of 6 miles an hour? Mr. Beav is among the lowest on the food-chain pole, and has the distinction to the top “dogs” such as wolf, coyote, mountain lion and bear of being considered a sort of cream puff to be relished…
Continue reading 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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